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7/23/2014 8:23:00 PM
Museum opening new exhibit July 23
“Lunchtime in the Morrison Formation” by Ray Troll is now n view in Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway with Artist Ray Troll and Paleontologist Kirk Johnson, organized by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.
“Lunchtime in the Morrison Formation” by Ray Troll is now n view in Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway with Artist Ray Troll and Paleontologist Kirk Johnson, organized by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.
Submitted by Lake Chelan Museum


Ammonites, trilobites, dinosaurs, oh my! Fossils are all around Washington. That's the message paleontologist Kirk Johnson and artist Ray Troll share in the traveling exhibit Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway, opening at Lake Chelan Museum on Wednesday, July 23. Fossils have long been a subject of fascination and are used by paleontologists to help answer questions about early life on Earth. But how much can the fossil record tell us about evolution, extinction, and geologic time?
Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway features a specially commissioned Washington fossil map by Ray Troll. The exhibit also features panels of whimsical, fossil-inspired artwork by Troll as well as several real fossil specimens. The exhibit combines visuals and text from paleontologist Kirk Johnson to tell the tale of prehistoric life and death in Washington. Come touch the cast of a mammoth tooth and travel the fossil freeway at Lake Chelan Museum. Open Monday- Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway was organized by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington in collaboration with Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson, authors of the book Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist on the Ultimate 5,000-Mile Paleo Road Trip (Fulcrum Books 2007). Local sponsorship for Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway was provided by members of the Lake Chelan Historical Society.





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