The creators of the world’s smallest mollusk museum have giant ambitions

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

When I told my roommate that I was headed to the world’s smallest mollusk museum over Thanksgiving, she laughed out loud.

“World’s smallest?” she repeated. “I could put some shells in a shoe box, and then I’d have the smallest mollusk museum.”

Luckily for the museum’s creators, Amanda Schochet and Charles Philipp, my roommate seems to be their sole competition. As far as they are aware, theirs is not simply the smallest collection dedicated to the natural history of mollusks — the phylum of spineless creatures that includes octopuses, clams, snails and slimy sea worms. It’s the only one.

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