How many universities do you know of that have a museum on campus? Not many, but Benedictine does. The collections from the museum are from Father Hilary Jurica, and his brother Father Edmund Jurica, both brothers collected specimens from their students during their years of teaching at Benedictine University. In the 1970’s the museum was taken over by Father Theodore Suchy, who then turned the specimens into a nature museum. Father Theodore continued collecting specimen, and now we have 10,000 specimens in our museum. The museum is named after all three of the Fathers who made the amazing library that it is today.
The museum is located on the second floor of Birck Hall, and it is open to the public. The museum is free, but any donations are welcomed. It is a nice place for students to go in between classes and just look around at the awesome works of the monks. Also, it is open to elementary or high school visits or anyone who like to see our museum. So if you have time in between class make sure to stop in the museum!