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Grand Opening of the Mammoth Exhibit at Cattaraugus County Museum

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Grand Opening of the Mammoth Exhibit at Cattaraugus County Museum: On Saturday, May 19 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a new pond at the State Fish Hatchery just outside of Randolph unearthed remains of what was determined to be a Colombian mammoth; the first discovery of it's kind in our region.  After a few days of public viewing on site at the fish hatchery, the skull and tusks were sent to Albany to be treated and preserved and later placed on display at the State Museum. The Cattaraugus County Museum is excited to announce that after an absence of over 80 years, the Randolph mammoth is returning to Cattaraugus County!  The remains of the mammoth will appear on loan by the State Museum in Albany for an exhibit slated to last for six months.  A Grand Opening celebration will take place on Saturday, August 6 featuring a talk given by Robert Feranec, the Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the State Museum in Albany. If you know of any photographs, written accounts, or even first hand accounts from anyone who saw the mammoth at the time of it's discovery. please share by phone at 716-353-8200, email at [email protected], on the Museum's  Facebook page, or their website at www.CattCo.org/museum/contact. This will be a very exciting exhibit, so be sure to stop by and see it!  First 150 people will receive a water bottle!   The Cattaraugus County Museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 in Machias. Museum hours are Monday through Thursdays, 9am-4pm, and the third Saturday of each month May through October, 10am-2pm. For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/CattaraugusCountyMuseum Source and image source: http://enchantedmountains.com

Event Details

    Aug. 6, 2016 - Aug. 6, 2016
    12:30 AM - 11:00 PM