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Editors: A list of collections follows this release. For more information, including contact information for collectors willing to speak with the media, please contact Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu.

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PEZ dispensers are one of the many collections to be displayed during the Florida Museum’s 34th Collectors Day Saturday Jan. 12.
Photo by Jeff Gage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History visitors will be able to explore a variety of more than 70 collections during its 34thCollectors Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This free event allows visitors to speak with collectors and learn more about the history and context of their collections.

“This is a unique event that you can honestly say you will find something you like,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “The collections include Corvettes, sports items, ice cream and Beatles memorabilia, vintage ads, antique tools, dolls, swizzle sticks and much more.”

Last year’s event attracted more than 2,600 visitors. Collectors Day is the Florida Museum’s longest-running and one of its most popular public programs. For more information call (352) 273-2061.

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Writer: Laura Caicedo
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu

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