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Fossil exhibit opens at museum

Sep 24, 2017 From staff reports

Opening this month at the Riverton Museum, a new temporary exhibit from the University of Wyoming is on display.

This display is titled "Cowboys to Curators" and touches on William Reed who was at the center of western fossil discovery. It highlights the history and timeline of fossil discovery with the University of Wyoming.

The exhibit also has a section showcasing women's history with the geology studies at UW. This display also includes a large replica of an Apatosaurus femur bone.

Felicity Boepple, the Riverton Museums Visitors Services Coordinator said she's "very excited to have this display available for the public to enjoy in our museum."

"This isn't the first time we've worked with the University of Wyoming, and we're incredibly please that the partnership has continued and improved. This display is nicely put together and enjoyable for patrons of all ages," she said.

This temporary display will be available for viewing at the Riverton Museum starting last week and is free with admission to the museum.

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 307-856-2665. The museum is located at 700 E. Park Ave.

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