Paleontologists at Work! Washington County, UT

Monday, April 03, 2017

Start: 12:00 pm
Length: unknown

Arts to Zion Showcase – March 2017 exhibit:Snapshots! Paleontologists at Work - Washington County, UT” A Silver Reef Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum collaborative exhibitThis collaborative exhibit, featuring some of our museums in Washington County, is part of the Arts to Zion Showcase year-long series of collaborations with Washington County arts and cultural organizations in preparation for the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street exhibition, “The Way We Worked.” Brought to Washington County by Utah Humanities, the exhibit will be hosted by the Silver Reef Museum in Leeds, UT September 15 to November 4, 2017.In anticipation, the Silver Reef Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum have collaborated to present a unique exhibit at the Arts to Zion Showcase/Gallery 35, located in the Downtown Historic District, 35 Main St., St. George. This exhibit runs from March 2nd– April 1st, 2017, with a reception to be held March 3rd 6-9pm during Georgefest/First FridayThe “Paleontologists at Work! Washington County, UT” exhibit will explore the ways that paleontologists have worked in Washington County, UT over the past 150 years, and examine our amazing geography that makes rare and unique ancient track sites and fossils accessible to study.Paleontologists: Dr. Jerry Harris-Dixie State University, and Andrew Milner, Dinosaur Discovery Site.The exhibit will expose the public to both the Silver Reef Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum as resources to learn more about the place in which we live and how the work lives of the area’s paleontologists and geologists contribute to our community.This exploration of work in Washington County is part of a “kick off” as our community prepares to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibition “The Way We Worked,” which examines the importance of work as it relates to individuals and the culture of the community in which they live. One of the Snapshots! series- Paleontologists at Work! -Washington County, UT., an Arts to Zion Showcase collaborative exhibit, as well as programming at Silver Reef Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum, have been supported in part by your Washington County Recreation, Arts and Parks Tax. Thank you for your support! “The Way We Worked” has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The Washington County, UT tour of “The Way We Worked” is hosted by the Silver Reef Museum, Leeds, UT.

Admission: Free

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Event Location:
Arts to Zion Showcase/ Gallery 35 35 North Main Street - St. George

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Presented by: Silver Reef Museum