A Discovery of “Mammut” Proportions
Marcie Jackson, Director of Education, Hill-Stead Museum
Elizabeth Collins, Archives Researcher, Hill-Stead Museum
Sunday, August 11, 3 pm
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs
No registration required – FREE
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Today the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington is known for its Colonial Revival architecture, Alfred Atmore Pope’s collection of French Impressionist art, and the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, but not many know of the museum’s prehistoric connections of the “Mammut” kind.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of its discovery, Hill-Stead staff Marcie Jackson, Director of Education, and Elizabeth Collins, Archives Researcher, will share the story of the 1913 unearthing of a M. americanum or American Mastodon skeleton found on Pope’s property. Learn about how the event became national news, view archival photographs that document the excavation of the giant beast, and discover the amazing impact the animal had on the public. Then see the mastodon’s fossilized femur displayed in the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History’s exhibit area.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. 860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu
David C. Colberg
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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Connecticut Archaeology Center
University of Connecticut
2019 Hillside Road, Unit 1023
Storrs, CT 06269-1023
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