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Web Exclusive: How Sarah George's childhood affected the new natural history museum

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Web Exclusive: How Sarah George's childhood affected the new natural history museum (Photo provided by Sarah George)

(KUTV) Sarah George moved a lot as a child--her father was a member of the U.S. Air Force.

"It was great. We learned to adjust," she said of her childhood. "I learned so much from different people, different experiences."

George and her family lived in places like the north shore of Oahu and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Living with different communities of people, you learn how important different perspectives are," she said. "I learned how to listen."

Learning that had a big effect on how she and her staff developed the Natural History of Museum of Utah.

"We spent a lot of time listening to different communities, listening to different groups of people--native peoples, scientists, communities across the state," George said.

They tried to include as much as they could in the museum from what they learned from these discussions.

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