Monthly Archives: April 2011

Peeps show

We are currently holding the First Annual VMNH Peeps Show, with ten examples of Peeps diorama artwork produced by staff and volunteers on exhibit in the Education Center. Shown above is “Field Trip!”, with a chocolate Bunnysaurus and a chocolate stromatolite in … Continue reading

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New whale donation

Last week Elizabeth Moore and Brad Harris attended and Archaeological Society of Virginia meeting, and returned to VMNH with a whale skull. The specimen was collected by Wayne Edwards, and transferred to VMNH by the ASV.

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Carmel Church excavation dates set

We’ve scheduled our next Carmel Church excavation for this summer. As we’ve done in the past, we’re using this excavation as a training exercise to teach people how to excavate fossils, so we’re inviting you to take part in this … Continue reading

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From the Collections Room (Ptycholepis)

When a continent splits apart to form a new ocean basin, the rifting process is not a tidy affair. The splitting begins with a large number of normal faults that open rift valleys. Some of these may eventually join up … Continue reading

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And now for something a little different…

It seems that one of my dogs, Molly, doesn’t like large animals. I’m not sure why this should be the case, since she’s pretty much never been around any large animals except the deer that occasionally wander into our backyard. … Continue reading

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Earlham-Roanoke-VMNH field trip to Beckley

On Saturday VMNH, Roanoke College, and Earlham College ran a joint field trip to the Boxley-Beckley Quarry. In spite of atrocious weather that hovered close to freezing all day with a mixture of rain, snow, and hail, 24 intrepid students, … Continue reading

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