Nebraska is Home to Many Fossils! Learn the Story Behind Their Conservation

Get ready to journey through time to learn how two iconic individuals came together to expand the University of Nebraska State Museum, build Morrill Hall, and carve a path for its future. The museum’s latest temporary exhibit, The Museum Builders: A Story of Fossils and Friendship, explores the careers of E.H. Barbour and Charles H. Morrill and the lasting impact their work had on the world. See it for yourself this Sunday, November 18th.

The exhibition highlights how the two men’s shared ambition led to the creation of Nebraska’s internationally known natural history museum. It includes an escape room that challenges visitors to help prove that Nebraska paleontologists were the first to record a find at the world-famous Agate Fossil Beds near Harrison, Nebraska.

“This exhibition tells the story of how Barbour and Morrill came together from two very different backgrounds but shared the same grand vision to create a grand museum of the plains of Nebraska,” said George Corner, vertebrate paleontology collections manager with the museum.

Along the way, you will learn about the earliest fossil explorers and get to know one of the first women to become a paleontologist. You'll learn why we have the best record of mammal evolution in the Great Plains which is why paleontologists came to Nebraska to collect millions of fossils.

In addition to the stimulating exhibit, visitors will get to see amazing fossils and museum specimens right before their eyes. Accompanying the Museum Builders Exhibit is an Escape Room which features the history of fossil collecting in Nebraska.

Celebrate Nebraska’s rich history at this one-of-a-kind exhibition! Admission to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission. Members can get in for free.

We know you love your home at Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, November 18, 2018—12:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall)
645 North 14th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588

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