Monthly Archives: January 2014

Governor McAuliffe visits the Paleontology Lab

This afternoon Virginia’s recently elected governor Terry McAuliffe visited VMNH for a tour of the Paleontology Lab.

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Castoroides…almost there!

The bad weather across the southeast has thrown schedules into turmoil, but even with the museum closed to the public Ray and I have been coming in to work on several projects, including our Castoroides mount.

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Castoroides closer to completion

Our mount of the giant beaver Castoroides took a big step forward over the last week.

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Dino Day 2014

Yesterday was VMNH’s 2014 Dino Day festival, and in spite of the pouring rain we had a pretty good turnout, which gave visitors a chance to participate in various activities and to hear lectures from Virginia Tech paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt. … Continue reading

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More progress on Castoroides

Just before Christmas, Ray made a lot of progress on our mounted cast skeleton of the giant beaver “Castoroides“, a replica of the skeleton on exhibit at Earlham College. The armature to support the skeleton is made mostly out of … Continue reading

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