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As you all have enjoyed this post, here is a couple of more beauties for your enjoyment.

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Bobby Rico

And a painting of the gallery 

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Wrangellian

Love all these old things. Old fossils, old paintings, old books, old building, well looked after.

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Bobby Rico
1 hour ago, Wrangellian said:

Love all these old things. Old fossils, old paintings, old books, old building, well looked after.

Yes that is right and a nice thing about the place is they have had a new wing built on it , that is lovingly done and perfect and they did not touch the original collection or how it is housed. I have seen it before in old museums when they have a refit the old cases go and the new interactive displays comes in. For me too many Museums have lost some of their charm in an update. 

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Bobby Rico

Room full of minerals 

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Bobby Rico

Exit though the gift shop. 

Catalog, postcards and lovely little ammonite to remember a beautiful day.

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Bobby Rico
11 hours ago, caldigger said:

Anything with the name "Museum of Wonders" has my interest. I especially like those type of places which hold natural oddities such as two headed creatures, bizarre deformations, forum members, etc., etc. You know, true freaks of nature. :P

If your ever in the uk . I will take you to see the Pitt River Museum all most all the collection is on show including shrunken heads and a witch in a bottle.

https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/  :dinothumb:

 

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caldigger

When I lived in Washington there was a little shop on the wharf in Seattle called " Ye Old Curiosity Shope"  it was filled with oddities from around the world. Including a couple of mummies.

When I was in third grade school, my teacher was very into native Americans and the whole "cowboy" era.  She read us an article about a mummified sheriff of old west (1800's) that had recently been found out in the desert. He'd been shot and likely lost his horse and must have wandered out in the desert trying to seek help.

The Arizona desert completely dried him out where he fell, thus mummifying him.

Fast forward about 30 years and guess who I met walking into that shop.

That's right, Sylvester!

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Mrs. Liffering  would have been proud!

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caldigger

I think a nice touch would have been for them to print the labels on a yellowed parchment paper, to give it that "Old School" feel.

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Bobby Rico
2 hours ago, caldigger said:

When I lived in Washington there was a little shop on the wharf in Seattle called " Ye Old Curiosity Shope"  it was filled with oddities from around the world. Including a couple of mummies.

When I was in third grade school, my teacher was very into native Americans and the whole "cowboy" era.  She read us an article about a mummified sheriff of old west (1800's) that had recently been found out in the desert. He'd been shot and likely lost his horse and must have wandered out in the desert trying to seek help.

The Arizona desert completely dried him out where he fell, thus mummifying him.

Fast forward about 30 years and guess who I met walking into that shop.

That's right, Sylvester!

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Mrs. Liffering  would have been proud!

It does look like he caught the sun and gone a good shad of bronze. Amazing story and really macabre ending Sylvester. Thanks  Bobby 

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Heteromorph
16 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

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Looks like a lovely place! Beautiful, historic, and well taken care of fossils are a joy to see. And the others parts of their collection are spectacular as well. Thanks for sharing. 

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WhodamanHD
3 hours ago, Heteromorph said:

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Homo neanderthalensis, a Neanderthal. It’s showing you the bottom and top of the cranium as well as the mandible.

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Wrangellian
13 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Yes that is right and a nice thing about the place is they have had a new wing built on it , that is lovingly done and perfect and they did not touch the original collection or how it is housed. I have seen it before in old museums when they have a refit the old cases go and the new interactive displays comes in. For me too many Museums have lost some of their charm in an update. 

 

Yes, that's typically what happens out here. If something is more than about 30 years old, it's deemed too old and 'out of date' or too expensive to maintain, so it gets demolished and something newer and less appealing goes in its place (probably at much greater cost than simply refurbishing the old, but they don't tell us that before they begin their irreversible work).

Most of our museums, though, including the provincial museum, were not built that far back, so they never had that old kind of charm to begin with.

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jpc

Thanks y'all for the additional info on solnhofen turtles.  

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Bobby Rico
On 21/07/2018 at 6:06 PM, Heteromorph said:

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Looks like a lovely place! Beautiful, historic, and well taken care of fossils are a joy to see. And the others parts of their collection are spectacular as well. Thanks for sharing. 

My pleasure indeed . It was a nice thing to do. Glad some my of my friends enjoyed it.

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Tidgy's Dad

How wonderful, Bobby, thanks very much for all the photographs, what a fascinating place to visit. :)

Bit short of brachiopods, mind you. 

 

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caldigger
17 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

How wonderful, Bobby, thanks very much for all the photographs, what a fascinating place to visit. :)

Bit short of brachiopods, mind you. 

 

You have brachiopod on the brain! 

 

I am just waiting for the official  announcement of the opening of Fes's first exclusive all inclusive-

Gate's Brachiopod Museum and Tortoise Emporium.

 

I've already purchased my advanced tickets!

 

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

I think the 1st Archeopteryx specimen you showed was once considered a pterosaur fossil, right?

Wonderful museum :) Thanks for sharing this!

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David in Japan
On 7/21/2018 at 4:06 PM, Bobby Rico said:

Thanks for the translation and pointing me that way.:dinothumb:

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Today, a lovely postcard waited for me when I came back home. At the end of the nice words was written to watch out for the post. looked for it and ... I just traveled to nederland. This postcard really made my day!

 

I am fond of this kind of place where history is inside the shelves and surrounding us in the building. If I could live in such place, I would propably be the happiest man on earth.

Pictures are amazing but the one I prefere would be the one with the drift wood and the marine faune it is stunning artistically. Nature does so much cool thing.

 

Thank you very much for all the pictures and the postcard.

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Bobby Rico
2 hours ago, David in Japan said:

Today, a lovely postcard waited for me when I came back home. At the end of the nice words was written to watch out for the post. looked for it and ... I just traveled to nederland. This postcard really made my day!

 

I am fond of this kind of place where history is inside the shelves and surrounding us in the building. If I could live in such place, I would propably be the happiest man on earth.

Pictures are amazing but the one I prefere would be the one with the drift wood and the marine faune it is stunning artistically. Nature does so much cool thing.

 

Thank you very much for all the pictures and the postcard.

Hi David you got yours first I think it was fun send postcards to quite a few different continents .  That drift wood is stunning and from the Uk I think. Mrs Rico and I spent the day  in this museum, probably is now in my top 5 Museum with a natural History collection. 

All the best Bobby 

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ynot

Thanks for the wonderful tour of this amazing museum.

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Bobby Rico
2 minutes ago, ynot said:

Thanks for the wonderful tour of this amazing museum.

Your welcome it was amazing and a beautiful place to spend a day 

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