We are extremely busy getting ready for the Saturday opening of "Darwin and Dinosaurs". Dr. John Van Whye will be speaking across the street at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, then the whole party moves to the RMDRC for refresments and the exhibit unveiling. We will also have the debut of a few cast specimens from the British Museum of Natural History as part of the display. Part of our spiel from the RMDRC website about the new exhibit:
"These Darwin materials are part of a private collection and have never been on public display before. The collection is valued at well over $1,000,000.
The exhibit will include original Darwin letters, books, maps, and artifacts. A scale model of “The Beagle” will also be on display. The exhibit will run through July 5."
A special bonus for our lucky blog readers is a behind the scenes look at the work going on to ready these documents and items for the exhibit. More updates as the opening approaches