We Would Like to Thank our Major Exhibit Sponsors
Stones N’ Bones Grand Opening
The upcoming newest 3 gallery exhibit is now under construction and will be ready for a special preview opening for JCHS members and special guests on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.
The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, November 17.
In the Geology Gallery, visitors will be able to explore the local geology and learn about how our rocks and minerals are commercially extracted and used.
The Paleontology Gallery will host a full size dimetrodon skeleton, various prehistoric trackways, and a wide selection of plant and animal fossils from Pennsylvania’s Permian, Carboniferous and Devonian time periods. Of
special note are a selection of fossils from the Red Hill site in North Bend, PA, recording in stone the time when sharks developed teeth and tetrapods first began leaving the water for a life on land.
Our center piece of the Ice Age Gallery is a full size Wooly Mammoth skull with tusks. It is accompanied by a number of other now extinct animal species from Pennsylvania’s past when early Paleo-Indian hunters first entered this region 14,000 years ago.
Our goal is to create an exciting and interactive exhibit for all ages. This is an exhibit that you will NOT want to miss.
Coming soon to our gift shop to compliment our upcoming new exhibit will be prehistoric critters, sharks’ teeth and trilobites, as well as a collection of other fossils for sale. We’ll also have educational new books for adults on geology, fossils and prehistoric animals as well as fun new books for kids, such as dinosaur activity books. and the popular When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big, & When Dinos Dawned.