Delaware Today magazine Women in Business: Elspeth Kursh of the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Who designed the diorama that your kids just saw at the Delaware Museum of Natural History? That would be exhibits manager Elspeth Kursh. “On any given day, I can be up to my elbows in a dinosaur skeleton or researching botanical prints by an 18th-century illustrator,” says Kursh. Her résumé includes work at the Smithsonian Institution, trips to faraway lands and the honor of becoming a Save America’s Treasures Fellow for working for the National Anthropological Archives—one of the greatest recognitions in her field. Yet when she saw the job opening at DMNH, “I stared at my computer for five minutes,” she says. “I thought I was seeing things.” Back home in Delaware, she inspires people at a place where she once found inspiration. Her circle is complete.

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