Illinois Adventure #1407 “Burpee Museum of Natural History”

Illinois Adventure #1407 “Burpee Museum of Natural History”


IT BEGAN AS A HUMBLE DISPLAY
OVERSEEN BY LOCAL ENTHUSIAST
MILTON MAHLBERG. OVERSEEN BY LOCAL ENTHUSIAST
MILTON MAHLBERG.
THEN IN 1942, IT IT BECAME THE MILTON MAHLBERG.
THEN IN 1942, IT IT BECAME THE
NUCLEUS FOR A NEW MUSEUM AND THEN IN 1942, IT IT BECAME THE
NUCLEUS FOR A NEW MUSEUM AND
MOVED INTO THIS VICTORIAN NUCLEUS FOR A NEW MUSEUM AND
MOVED INTO THIS VICTORIAN
MANSION. MOVED INTO THIS VICTORIAN
MANSION.
AND, STILL, MAHLBERG, KEPT MANSION.
AND, STILL, MAHLBERG, KEPT
ADDING ITEMS AND BUILDING AND, STILL, MAHLBERG, KEPT
ADDING ITEMS AND BUILDING
DISPLAYS. ADDING ITEMS AND BUILDING
DISPLAYS.
HELLO, I AM JIM WILHELM. DISPLAYS.
HELLO, I AM JIM WILHELM.
EVENTUALLY THE BURPEE OF MUSEUM HELLO, I AM JIM WILHELM.
EVENTUALLY THE BURPEE OF MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY FILLED EVERY EVENTUALLY THE BURPEE OF MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY FILLED EVERY
NOOK AND CRANNY OF THIS OF NATURAL HISTORY FILLED EVERY
NOOK AND CRANNY OF THIS
BUILDING. NOOK AND CRANNY OF THIS
BUILDING.
WHAT WAS ONCE THE GRANDEST HOME BUILDING.
WHAT WAS ONCE THE GRANDEST HOME
IN ROCKFORD WAS CLUTTERED WITH WHAT WAS ONCE THE GRANDEST HOME
IN ROCKFORD WAS CLUTTERED WITH
THE REMNANTS OF THIS GEOLOGICAL IN ROCKFORD WAS CLUTTERED WITH
THE REMNANTS OF THIS GEOLOGICAL
PAST. THE REMNANTS OF THIS GEOLOGICAL
PAST.
THE HOUSE ITSELF HAD BEEN BUILT PAST.
THE HOUSE ITSELF HAD BEEN BUILT
IN 1893 BY A LOCAL INDUS THE HOUSE ITSELF HAD BEEN BUILT
IN 1893 BY A LOCAL INDUS
TRIFLIST AT A COST OF $30,000. IN 1893 BY A LOCAL INDUS
TRIFLIST AT A COST OF $30,000.
INSIDE, HANDCAR OFFED CHERRY TRIFLIST AT A COST OF $30,000.
INSIDE, HANDCAR OFFED CHERRY
WOODWORK ADORNED THE FOYER AND INSIDE, HANDCAR OFFED CHERRY
WOODWORK ADORNED THE FOYER AND
MAIN HALLWAY. WOODWORK ADORNED THE FOYER AND
MAIN HALLWAY.
DESPITE ITS 15 ROOMS, THERE WAS MAIN HALLWAY.
DESPITE ITS 15 ROOMS, THERE WAS
NOT ENOUGH SPACE. DESPITE ITS 15 ROOMS, THERE WAS
NOT ENOUGH SPACE.
EVENTUALLY THE MUSEUM A YIERD NOT ENOUGH SPACE.
EVENTUALLY THE MUSEUM A YIERD
THIS HOUSE NEXT DOOR. EVENTUALLY THE MUSEUM A YIERD
THIS HOUSE NEXT DOOR.
IT HAD BEEN THE HOME OF ANOTHER THIS HOUSE NEXT DOOR.
IT HAD BEEN THE HOME OF ANOTHER
LOCAL INDUSTRIALIST, JOHN MANNY. IT HAD BEEN THE HOME OF ANOTHER
LOCAL INDUSTRIALIST, JOHN MANNY.
HIS COMPANY MANUFACTURED REAPERS LOCAL INDUSTRIALIST, JOHN MANNY.
HIS COMPANY MANUFACTURED REAPERS
BASED ON A DESIGN HIS FATHER HAD HIS COMPANY MANUFACTURED REAPERS
BASED ON A DESIGN HIS FATHER HAD
INVENTED AND PATENTED IN 1849. BASED ON A DESIGN HIS FATHER HAD
INVENTED AND PATENTED IN 1849.
THE MC CORMICK COMPANY SUED HIP INVENTED AND PATENTED IN 1849.
THE MC CORMICK COMPANY SUED HIP
FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT, AND THE THE MC CORMICK COMPANY SUED HIP
FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT, AND THE
CASE WOUND UP IN THE SUPREME FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT, AND THE
CASE WOUND UP IN THE SUPREME
COURT. CASE WOUND UP IN THE SUPREME
COURT.
THERE HIS LAWYER SUCCESSFULLY COURT.
THERE HIS LAWYER SUCCESSFULLY
DEFEND HIS MACHINE. THERE HIS LAWYER SUCCESSFULLY
DEFEND HIS MACHINE.
OH, AND ONE OF THE LAWYERS AT DEFEND HIS MACHINE.
OH, AND ONE OF THE LAWYERS AT
THE TIME, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. ANYWAY, BACK TO THE BURPEE
MUSEUM.
RECENTLY A NEW ADDITION WAS MUSEUM.
RECENTLY A NEW ADDITION WAS
ADDED TO THE MANNY MANSION AND RECENTLY A NEW ADDITION WAS
ADDED TO THE MANNY MANSION AND
THE COLLECTION MOVED AGAIN. BUT ADDED TO THE MANNY MANSION AND
THE COLLECTION MOVED AGAIN. BUT
MAHLBERG HAD BEGUN IN THE 19 THE COLLECTION MOVED AGAIN. BUT
MAHLBERG HAD BEGUN IN THE 19
20’S HAS BLOSSOMED INTO A MAHLBERG HAD BEGUN IN THE 19
20’S HAS BLOSSOMED INTO A
FIRST-RATE FACILITY. 20’S HAS BLOSSOMED INTO A
FIRST-RATE FACILITY.
INSIDE ARE SEVERAL DIORAMASA FIRST-RATE FACILITY.
INSIDE ARE SEVERAL DIORAMASA
VISITORS CAN GO THROUGH TAKING INSIDE ARE SEVERAL DIORAMASA
VISITORS CAN GO THROUGH TAKING
THREW THE GEOLOGICAL AND VISITORS CAN GO THROUGH TAKING
THREW THE GEOLOGICAL AND
BIOLOGICAL HISTORY OF ILLINOIS. THREW THE GEOLOGICAL AND
BIOLOGICAL HISTORY OF ILLINOIS.
THIS REPRESENTS THE ROCKFORD BIOLOGICAL HISTORY OF ILLINOIS.
THIS REPRESENTS THE ROCKFORD
AREA OF 200 MILLION YEARS AGO THIS REPRESENTS THE ROCKFORD
AREA OF 200 MILLION YEARS AGO
WHEN IT WAS A TROPICAL RAIN AREA OF 200 MILLION YEARS AGO
WHEN IT WAS A TROPICAL RAIN
FOREST. WHEN IT WAS A TROPICAL RAIN
FOREST.
AT THAT TIME, THE MOST DOMINANT FOREST.
AT THAT TIME, THE MOST DOMINANT
PLANT WAS THE LYCOPOD TREES THAT AT THAT TIME, THE MOST DOMINANT
PLANT WAS THE LYCOPOD TREES THAT
COULD REACH HEIGHTS OF OVER A PLANT WAS THE LYCOPOD TREES THAT
COULD REACH HEIGHTS OF OVER A
HUNDRED FEET. COULD REACH HEIGHTS OF OVER A
HUNDRED FEET.
TODAY, LYCOPODS ARE REPRESENTED HUNDRED FEET.
TODAY, LYCOPODS ARE REPRESENTED
BY ONLY A HANDFUL OF MOSSES. TODAY, LYCOPODS ARE REPRESENTED
BY ONLY A HANDFUL OF MOSSES.
BUT BACK THEN THEY WERE THE BY ONLY A HANDFUL OF MOSSES.
BUT BACK THEN THEY WERE THE
BEGINNING OF ILLINOIS’ ENERGY BUT BACK THEN THEY WERE THE
BEGINNING OF ILLINOIS’ ENERGY
RESERVE. BEGINNING OF ILLINOIS’ ENERGY
RESERVE.
AS THE PLANTS DIED AND FELL INTO RESERVE.
AS THE PLANTS DIED AND FELL INTO
STAGNANT WATERS, A THICK MAT OF AS THE PLANTS DIED AND FELL INTO
STAGNANT WATERS, A THICK MAT OF
PLANT MATERIAL ACCUMULATED. STAGNANT WATERS, A THICK MAT OF
PLANT MATERIAL ACCUMULATED.
THOSE MATS WERE THEN COVERED PLANT MATERIAL ACCUMULATED.
THOSE MATS WERE THEN COVERED
OVER WITH MUD AND SAND, AND THE THOSE MATS WERE THEN COVERED
OVER WITH MUD AND SAND, AND THE
PROCESS REPEATED ITSELF. OVER WITH MUD AND SAND, AND THE
PROCESS REPEATED ITSELF.
AS THE LEVELS BUILT-UP, THE PROCESS REPEATED ITSELF.
AS THE LEVELS BUILT-UP, THE
PLANTS BELOW CAME UNDER AS THE LEVELS BUILT-UP, THE
PLANTS BELOW CAME UNDER
INCREASED PRESSURE AND HEAT. PLANTS BELOW CAME UNDER
INCREASED PRESSURE AND HEAT.
THAT PLANT MATERIAL SLOWLY INCREASED PRESSURE AND HEAT.
THAT PLANT MATERIAL SLOWLY
CHANGED INTO COAL. THAT PLANT MATERIAL SLOWLY
CHANGED INTO COAL.
TODAY, COAL UNDERLIES 65% OF THE CHANGED INTO COAL.
TODAY, COAL UNDERLIES 65% OF THE
STATE, AND OF THE 75 SCENES HAD TODAY, COAL UNDERLIES 65% OF THE
STATE, AND OF THE 75 SCENES HAD
BEEN IDENTIFIED, ONLY 20 HAD STATE, AND OF THE 75 SCENES HAD
BEEN IDENTIFIED, ONLY 20 HAD
BEEN MINED COMMERCIALLY. BEEN IDENTIFIED, ONLY 20 HAD
BEEN MINED COMMERCIALLY.
ILLINOIS STILL HAS THE LARGEST BEEN MINED COMMERCIALLY.
ILLINOIS STILL HAS THE LARGEST
RESERVES OF BITUMINOUS COAL IN ILLINOIS STILL HAS THE LARGEST
RESERVES OF BITUMINOUS COAL IN
THE NATION. RISING ABOVE ME IS THE MOST
POPULAR EXHIBIT.
IT IS ONE OF ONLY TWO T-REX POPULAR EXHIBIT.
IT IS ONE OF ONLY TWO T-REX
SKELETONS ON DISPLAY ANYWHERE IN IT IS ONE OF ONLY TWO T-REX
SKELETONS ON DISPLAY ANYWHERE IN
THE MID WEST. SKELETONS ON DISPLAY ANYWHERE IN
THE MID WEST.
THESE ARE NOT THE ACTUAL BONES, THE MID WEST.
THESE ARE NOT THE ACTUAL BONES,
BUT CASTS OF THE BONES FROM THE THESE ARE NOT THE ACTUAL BONES,
BUT CASTS OF THE BONES FROM THE
T-REX THAT STANDS IN THE BUT CASTS OF THE BONES FROM THE
T-REX THAT STANDS IN THE
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL T-REX THAT STANDS IN THE
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL
HISTORY IN NEW YORK. AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL
HISTORY IN NEW YORK.
IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH SKELETON HISTORY IN NEW YORK.
IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH SKELETON
EVER SEEN BY THE PUBLIC AND WAS IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH SKELETON
EVER SEEN BY THE PUBLIC AND WAS
CREATED FROM THE REMAINS OF TWO EVER SEEN BY THE PUBLIC AND WAS
CREATED FROM THE REMAINS OF TWO
DIFFERENT T-REX’S. CREATED FROM THE REMAINS OF TWO
DIFFERENT T-REX’S.
BOTH FOSSILS WERE FOUND IN THE DIFFERENT T-REX’S.
BOTH FOSSILS WERE FOUND IN THE
EARLY 1900’S BY THE FAMOUS BOTH FOSSILS WERE FOUND IN THE
EARLY 1900’S BY THE FAMOUS
PAELENTOLOGIST BARHAM BROWN IN EARLY 1900’S BY THE FAMOUS
PAELENTOLOGIST BARHAM BROWN IN
MONTANA. PAELENTOLOGIST BARHAM BROWN IN
MONTANA.
ONLY 30 T-REX SKELETONS HAVE MONTANA.
ONLY 30 T-REX SKELETONS HAVE
BEEN FOUND, AND NONE WERE ONLY 30 T-REX SKELETONS HAVE
BEEN FOUND, AND NONE WERE
COMPLETELY INTACT. BEEN FOUND, AND NONE WERE
COMPLETELY INTACT.
THIS ONE IS 35 FEET LONG AND COMPLETELY INTACT.
THIS ONE IS 35 FEET LONG AND
STANDS TEN FEET HIGH. THIS ONE IS 35 FEET LONG AND
STANDS TEN FEET HIGH.
A LIVING T-REX MIGHT WEIGH AS STANDS TEN FEET HIGH.
A LIVING T-REX MIGHT WEIGH AS
MUCH AS EIGHT TONS. A LIVING T-REX MIGHT WEIGH AS
MUCH AS EIGHT TONS.
ANOTHER CARNIVORE, BUT ON A MUCH AS EIGHT TONS.
ANOTHER CARNIVORE, BUT ON A
DIFFERENT SCALE, IS THE ONE ANOTHER CARNIVORE, BUT ON A
DIFFERENT SCALE, IS THE ONE
MOVIE GOERS WILL RECOGNIZE BY DIFFERENT SCALE, IS THE ONE
MOVIE GOERS WILL RECOGNIZE BY
THE SIZE AND SHAPED CLAWS ON ITS MOVIE GOERS WILL RECOGNIZE BY
THE SIZE AND SHAPED CLAWS ON ITS
FEET. THE SIZE AND SHAPED CLAWS ON ITS
FEET.
THIS IS A CAST OF THE RAPTOR FEET.
THIS IS A CAST OF THE RAPTOR
ROMASAURUS DISCOVERED BY THIS IS A CAST OF THE RAPTOR
ROMASAURUS DISCOVERED BY
SCIENTISTS IN 1922 IN ALBERTA, ROMASAURUS DISCOVERED BY
SCIENTISTS IN 1922 IN ALBERTA,
CANADA. SCIENTISTS IN 1922 IN ALBERTA,
CANADA.
THEY WERE A VICIOUS PREDATOR CANADA.
THEY WERE A VICIOUS PREDATOR
WHOSE CLAWS COULD RIP APART THEY WERE A VICIOUS PREDATOR
WHOSE CLAWS COULD RIP APART
THEIR PREY. WHOSE CLAWS COULD RIP APART
THEIR PREY.
INTERESTINGLY, DINOSAUR FOSSILS THEIR PREY.
INTERESTINGLY, DINOSAUR FOSSILS
HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND IN INTERESTINGLY, DINOSAUR FOSSILS
HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND IN
ILLINOIS. HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND IN
ILLINOIS.
FOSSILS ARE FORMED IN LOW WET ILLINOIS.
FOSSILS ARE FORMED IN LOW WET
AREAS WHERE THE SEDIMENTS BURY FOSSILS ARE FORMED IN LOW WET
AREAS WHERE THE SEDIMENTS BURY
THE REMAINS, AND ILLINOIS AT AREAS WHERE THE SEDIMENTS BURY
THE REMAINS, AND ILLINOIS AT
THAT TIME WAS A HIGHLAND AREA. THE REMAINS, AND ILLINOIS AT
THAT TIME WAS A HIGHLAND AREA.
PLUS, DURING THE ICE AGE, THAT TIME WAS A HIGHLAND AREA.
PLUS, DURING THE ICE AGE,
GLACIERS SCRAPED AWAY THE TOP PLUS, DURING THE ICE AGE,
GLACIERS SCRAPED AWAY THE TOP
LAYERS OF ROCK, DESTROYING ANY GLACIERS SCRAPED AWAY THE TOP
LAYERS OF ROCK, DESTROYING ANY
POSSIBLE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE OF LAYERS OF ROCK, DESTROYING ANY
POSSIBLE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE OF
LOCAL DINOSAURS. POSSIBLE EVIDENCE EVIDENCE OF
LOCAL DINOSAURS.
AND SPEAKING OF THE ICE AGE, LOCAL DINOSAURS.
AND SPEAKING OF THE ICE AGE,
THIS WAS ONE OF THE CREATURES AND SPEAKING OF THE ICE AGE,
THIS WAS ONE OF THE CREATURES
ROAMING THROUGH ILLINOIS DURING THIS WAS ONE OF THE CREATURES
ROAMING THROUGH ILLINOIS DURING
THAT ERA WHICH WAS FROM 35,000 ROAMING THROUGH ILLINOIS DURING
THAT ERA WHICH WAS FROM 35,000
TO 12,000 YEARS AGO. THAT ERA WHICH WAS FROM 35,000
TO 12,000 YEARS AGO.
THIS IS A SKELETON OF A TO 12,000 YEARS AGO.
THIS IS A SKELETON OF A
COLUMBIAN MAHLBERG. THIS IS A SKELETON OF A
COLUMBIAN MAHLBERG.
IT IS A LARGER COUSIN OF THE COLUMBIAN MAHLBERG.
IT IS A LARGER COUSIN OF THE
WOOLLY MAHLBERG, AND IT, TOO, IT IS A LARGER COUSIN OF THE
WOOLLY MAHLBERG, AND IT, TOO,
HAD A THICK COAT OF HAIR TO WOOLLY MAHLBERG, AND IT, TOO,
HAD A THICK COAT OF HAIR TO
PROTECT IT FROM THE COLD. HAD A THICK COAT OF HAIR TO
PROTECT IT FROM THE COLD.
SOME PEOPLE SPECULATE THEIR SIZE PROTECT IT FROM THE COLD.
SOME PEOPLE SPECULATE THEIR SIZE
CONTRIBUTED TO THE BEGINNING OF SOME PEOPLE SPECULATE THEIR SIZE
CONTRIBUTED TO THE BEGINNING OF
HUMAN COMMUNITIES. CONTRIBUTED TO THE BEGINNING OF
HUMAN COMMUNITIES.
THEY WERE TOO BIG FOR ONE PERSON HUMAN COMMUNITIES.
THEY WERE TOO BIG FOR ONE PERSON
TO FELL. THEY WERE TOO BIG FOR ONE PERSON
TO FELL.
SO FAMILIES CAME TOGETHER ANVIL TO FELL.
SO FAMILIES CAME TOGETHER ANVIL
ANDS WERE ORGANIZED TO HUNT SO FAMILIES CAME TOGETHER ANVIL
ANDS WERE ORGANIZED TO HUNT
THESE BEASTS. ANDS WERE ORGANIZED TO HUNT
THESE BEASTS.
ABOVE THE FOSSILS DISPLAY CS AN THESE BEASTS.
ABOVE THE FOSSILS DISPLAY CS AN
AREA BEING CONVERTED TO SHOWCASE ABOVE THE FOSSILS DISPLAY CS AN
AREA BEING CONVERTED TO SHOWCASE
THE MINERAL COLLECTION AND LEARN AREA BEING CONVERTED TO SHOWCASE
THE MINERAL COLLECTION AND LEARN
MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS’ GEOLOGICAL THE MINERAL COLLECTION AND LEARN
MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS’ GEOLOGICAL
HISTORY. MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS’ GEOLOGICAL
HISTORY.
SOON THIS FLOOR WILL BE FILLED HISTORY.
SOON THIS FLOOR WILL BE FILLED
WITH INTERACT TIVE DISPLAYS, SOON THIS FLOOR WILL BE FILLED
WITH INTERACT TIVE DISPLAYS,
EXPLORING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, WITH INTERACT TIVE DISPLAYS,
EXPLORING, AMONG OTHER THINGS,
THE ICE AGES AND PLATETEC EXPLORING, AMONG OTHER THINGS,
THE ICE AGES AND PLATETEC
PLATETECHTONICS. IN ADDITION TO THE EXHIBITS,
VISITORS CAN WATCH AND TALK TO
SCIENTISTS AS THEY WORK IN THE VISITORS CAN WATCH AND TALK TO
SCIENTISTS AS THEY WORK IN THE
LABS. SCIENTISTS AS THEY WORK IN THE
LABS.
BEHIND ME, A PAELENTOLOGIST IS LABS.
BEHIND ME, A PAELENTOLOGIST IS
BUSY CATEGORIZING AND PRESERVING BEHIND ME, A PAELENTOLOGIST IS
BUSY CATEGORIZING AND PRESERVING
BONES. BUSY CATEGORIZING AND PRESERVING
BONES.
RECENTLY THE MUSEUM HAS BEEN BONES.
RECENTLY THE MUSEUM HAS BEEN
SPONSORING A DIG IN THE HELL RECENTLY THE MUSEUM HAS BEEN
SPONSORING A DIG IN THE HELL
CREEK FORMATION OF MONTANA. SPONSORING A DIG IN THE HELL
CREEK FORMATION OF MONTANA.
JUST ABOUT THE SAME AREA WHERE CREEK FORMATION OF MONTANA.
JUST ABOUT THE SAME AREA WHERE
THE T-REX SKELETON ON DISPLAY JUST ABOUT THE SAME AREA WHERE
THE T-REX SKELETON ON DISPLAY
WAS FOUND. THE T-REX SKELETON ON DISPLAY
WAS FOUND.
IN ADDITION TO STAFF, A LIMITED WAS FOUND.
IN ADDITION TO STAFF, A LIMITED
NUMBER OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALLOWED IN ADDITION TO STAFF, A LIMITED
NUMBER OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALLOWED
ON LOCATION. THIS IS A BONE THAT WAS
DISCOVERED DURING THE LAST
OUTING. DISCOVERED DURING THE LAST
OUTING.
IT IS FROM THE LEG OF A JUVENILE OUTING.
IT IS FROM THE LEG OF A JUVENILE
TRICERATOPS. IT IS FROM THE LEG OF A JUVENILE
TRICERATOPS.
EVERYTHING FOUND ON THOSE TRIPS TRICERATOPS.
EVERYTHING FOUND ON THOSE TRIPS
IS SENT BACK HERE AND ADDED TO EVERYTHING FOUND ON THOSE TRIPS
IS SENT BACK HERE AND ADDED TO
THE COLLECTION WHICH HAS NEVER IS SENT BACK HERE AND ADDED TO
THE COLLECTION WHICH HAS NEVER
STOPPED GROWING. THE COLLECTION WHICH HAS NEVER
STOPPED GROWING.
BONE CHIPS FROM THE FIELD ARE STOPPED GROWING.
BONE CHIPS FROM THE FIELD ARE
COVERED IN BURLAP AND PLASTER BONE CHIPS FROM THE FIELD ARE
COVERED IN BURLAP AND PLASTER
FOR PROTECTION. COVERED IN BURLAP AND PLASTER
FOR PROTECTION.
TO HARDEN THE FRAGILE PIECES, A FOR PROTECTION.
TO HARDEN THE FRAGILE PIECES, A
SOLUTION OF ACETAT AND PLASTIC TO HARDEN THE FRAGILE PIECES, A
SOLUTION OF ACETAT AND PLASTIC
IS USE. SOLUTION OF ACETAT AND PLASTIC
IS USE.
ACETATA E VAP WAITS IN THE BONE, IS USE.
ACETATA E VAP WAITS IN THE BONE,
LEAVING THE PLASTIC TO HARDEN. ACETATA E VAP WAITS IN THE BONE,
LEAVING THE PLASTIC TO HARDEN.
THIS IS FROM A FIND WHICH HAS LEAVING THE PLASTIC TO HARDEN.
THIS IS FROM A FIND WHICH HAS
CREATED QUITE A STIR. IT IS A THIS IS FROM A FIND WHICH HAS
CREATED QUITE A STIR. IT IS A
TOE BONE FROM A 20-FOOT CREATED QUITE A STIR. IT IS A
TOE BONE FROM A 20-FOOT
THERAPOD, WHICH IS A DINOSAUR TOE BONE FROM A 20-FOOT
THERAPOD, WHICH IS A DINOSAUR
THAT WALKS ON THREE TOES. THERAPOD, WHICH IS A DINOSAUR
THAT WALKS ON THREE TOES.
IT IS VERY UNUSUAL. THAT WALKS ON THREE TOES.
IT IS VERY UNUSUAL.
BUT THIS SKELETON APPEARS TO IT IS VERY UNUSUAL.
BUT THIS SKELETON APPEARS TO
HAVE BEEN PRESERVED IN ITS LIKE BUT THIS SKELETON APPEARS TO
HAVE BEEN PRESERVED IN ITS LIKE
POSITION WHICH VERY RARE. HAVE BEEN PRESERVED IN ITS LIKE
POSITION WHICH VERY RARE.
EVENTUALLY THIS PIECE MIGHT BE A POSITION WHICH VERY RARE.
EVENTUALLY THIS PIECE MIGHT BE A
SMALL PART OF A NEW EXHIBIT. EVENTUALLY THIS PIECE MIGHT BE A
SMALL PART OF A NEW EXHIBIT.
IN ADDITION TO ANCIENT ANIMALS, SMALL PART OF A NEW EXHIBIT.
IN ADDITION TO ANCIENT ANIMALS,
THE MUSEUM ALSO GATHERS EXAMPLES IN ADDITION TO ANCIENT ANIMALS,
THE MUSEUM ALSO GATHERS EXAMPLES
OF TODAY’S WILDLIFE, BIOLOGICAL THE MUSEUM ALSO GATHERS EXAMPLES
OF TODAY’S WILDLIFE, BIOLOGICAL
COLLECTION. OF TODAY’S WILDLIFE, BIOLOGICAL
COLLECTION.
ANY OF THE ANIMALS OR BIRDS COLLECTION.
ANY OF THE ANIMALS OR BIRDS
CURRENTLY BEING ADDED TO THE ANY OF THE ANIMALS OR BIRDS
CURRENTLY BEING ADDED TO THE
COLLECTION HAD BEEN FOUND DEAD CURRENTLY BEING ADDED TO THE
COLLECTION HAD BEEN FOUND DEAD
IN THE WILD. COLLECTION HAD BEEN FOUND DEAD
IN THE WILD.
IN THE STOREROOM ARE ROWS OF IN THE WILD.
IN THE STOREROOM ARE ROWS OF
MOUNTED BIRDS AND ANIMALS IN THE STOREROOM ARE ROWS OF
MOUNTED BIRDS AND ANIMALS
WAITING TO BE PLACED IN EXHIBITS MOUNTED BIRDS AND ANIMALS
WAITING TO BE PLACED IN EXHIBITS
OR FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM. WAITING TO BE PLACED IN EXHIBITS
OR FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.
PLUS THERE IS AN EXTENSIVE OR FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.
PLUS THERE IS AN EXTENSIVE
ASSORTMENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND PLUS THERE IS AN EXTENSIVE
ASSORTMENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND
INSECTS. ASSORTMENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND
INSECTS.
THE REAL TREASURE DOWN HERE IS INSECTS.
THE REAL TREASURE DOWN HERE IS
NOT GENERALLY SEEN BY THE PUBLIC THE REAL TREASURE DOWN HERE IS
NOT GENERALLY SEEN BY THE PUBLIC
PUBLIC. IN DRAWER AFTER DRAWER ARE SKINS
WHICH ARE NOT MOUNTED OR POSED
FOR DISPLAY, BUT ARE A WHICH ARE NOT MOUNTED OR POSED
FOR DISPLAY, BUT ARE A
HISTORICAL RECORD. FOR DISPLAY, BUT ARE A
HISTORICAL RECORD.
THEY NOT ONLY CHRONICLE THE HISTORICAL RECORD.
THEY NOT ONLY CHRONICLE THE
SPECIES THAT LIVED IN THIS AREA, THEY NOT ONLY CHRONICLE THE
SPECIES THAT LIVED IN THIS AREA,
BUT ALSO ANY CHANGES OR SPECIES THAT LIVED IN THIS AREA,
BUT ALSO ANY CHANGES OR
ADAPTATIONS THAT OCCURRED IN THE BUT ALSO ANY CHANGES OR
ADAPTATIONS THAT OCCURRED IN THE
POPULATION. ADAPTATIONS THAT OCCURRED IN THE
POPULATION.
RESEARCHERS STUDYING A POPULATION.
RESEARCHERS STUDYING A
PARTICULAR SPECIES COULD HANDLE RESEARCHERS STUDYING A
PARTICULAR SPECIES COULD HANDLE
THE SKINS BEING TAKE PARTICULAR SPECIES COULD HANDLE
THE SKINS BEING TAKE
MEASUREMENTS, AND STUDY THE THE SKINS BEING TAKE
MEASUREMENTS, AND STUDY THE
COLORING, AND THEY WILL LAST MEASUREMENTS, AND STUDY THE
COLORING, AND THEY WILL LAST
PRACTICALLY FOREVER. COLORING, AND THEY WILL LAST
PRACTICALLY FOREVER.
IMAGINE A HUNDRED YEARS FROM PRACTICALLY FOREVER.
IMAGINE A HUNDRED YEARS FROM
NOW, SCIENTISTS COULD STILL BE IMAGINE A HUNDRED YEARS FROM
NOW, SCIENTISTS COULD STILL BE
EXAMINING THESE SKINS. NOW, SCIENTISTS COULD STILL BE
EXAMINING THESE SKINS.
BUT IT IS NOT JUST ANIMALS. EXAMINING THESE SKINS.
BUT IT IS NOT JUST ANIMALS.
ALSO STORED AWAY IS A COLLECTION BUT IT IS NOT JUST ANIMALS.
ALSO STORED AWAY IS A COLLECTION
THAT WAS GATHERED DURING THE ALSO STORED AWAY IS A COLLECTION
THAT WAS GATHERED DURING THE
1940’S REPRESENTING THE PLANT THAT WAS GATHERED DURING THE
1940’S REPRESENTING THE PLANT
LIFE FOUND IN THIS AREA. 1940’S REPRESENTING THE PLANT
LIFE FOUND IN THIS AREA.
MANY OF THESE WERE TAKEN FROM LIFE FOUND IN THIS AREA.
MANY OF THESE WERE TAKEN FROM
PARTS OF ROCKFORD NOW HEAVILY MANY OF THESE WERE TAKEN FROM
PARTS OF ROCKFORD NOW HEAVILY
DEVELOPED. THIRD FLOOR CONTAINS ARTIFACTS
AND EXHIBITS RELATIVE TO THE
FIRST PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS AREA AND EXHIBITS RELATIVE TO THE
FIRST PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS AREA
AS WELL AS THE LANDSCAPE THEY FIRST PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS AREA
AS WELL AS THE LANDSCAPE THEY
FACED. AS WELL AS THE LANDSCAPE THEY
FACED.
SOON THE BIOLOGICAL COLLECTION FACED.
SOON THE BIOLOGICAL COLLECTION
WILL BE USED TO ENHANCE SEVERAL SOON THE BIOLOGICAL COLLECTION
WILL BE USED TO ENHANCE SEVERAL
WALK THROUGH DIE RAM MAS THAT WILL BE USED TO ENHANCE SEVERAL
WALK THROUGH DIE RAM MAS THAT
WILL RECREATE VARIOUS ECO WALK THROUGH DIE RAM MAS THAT
WILL RECREATE VARIOUS ECO
SYSTEMS, FROM WETLANDS TO WILL RECREATE VARIOUS ECO
SYSTEMS, FROM WETLANDS TO
PRAIRIES. SYSTEMS, FROM WETLANDS TO
PRAIRIES.
IN ADDITION TO ALL THE EXHIBITS, PRAIRIES.
IN ADDITION TO ALL THE EXHIBITS,
THE MUSEUM ALSO OFFERS A LARGE IN ADDITION TO ALL THE EXHIBITS,
THE MUSEUM ALSO OFFERS A LARGE
VARIETY OF PROGRAMS. THE MUSEUM ALSO OFFERS A LARGE
VARIETY OF PROGRAMS.
FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE CLASSES VARIETY OF PROGRAMS.
FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE CLASSES
FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE CLASSES
FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS,
GUEST LECTURERS, FOSSIL HUNTS FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS,
GUEST LECTURERS, FOSSIL HUNTS
AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS. GUEST LECTURERS, FOSSIL HUNTS
AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS.
THEN THERE IS THE EVER POPULAR AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS.
THEN THERE IS THE EVER POPULAR
OVERNIGHT STAY WHERE THE KIDS THEN THERE IS THE EVER POPULAR
OVERNIGHT STAY WHERE THE KIDS
BUNK IN THIS WIGWAM AND LISTEN OVERNIGHT STAY WHERE THE KIDS
BUNK IN THIS WIGWAM AND LISTEN
TO TALES TOLD BY NATIVE AMERICAN BUNK IN THIS WIGWAM AND LISTEN
TO TALES TOLD BY NATIVE AMERICAN
STORYTELLERS. TO TALES TOLD BY NATIVE AMERICAN
STORYTELLERS.
WHAT BEGAN AS A SMALL COLLECTION STORYTELLERS.
WHAT BEGAN AS A SMALL COLLECTION
THAT CREPT INTO EVERY CORNER OF WHAT BEGAN AS A SMALL COLLECTION
THAT CREPT INTO EVERY CORNER OF
OLD VICTORIAN MANSION HAS NOW THAT CREPT INTO EVERY CORNER OF
OLD VICTORIAN MANSION HAS NOW
BECOME A FIRST-RATE FACILITY. OLD VICTORIAN MANSION HAS NOW
BECOME A FIRST-RATE FACILITY.
BUT IT DOESN’T STAND ALONE. BECOME A FIRST-RATE FACILITY.
BUT IT DOESN’T STAND ALONE.
THE BURPEE IS CONNECTED BY BUT IT DOESN’T STAND ALONE.
THE BURPEE IS CONNECTED BY
UNDERGROUND TUNNEL TO ROCKFORD’S THE BURPEE IS CONNECTED BY
UNDERGROUND TUNNEL TO ROCKFORD’S
RIVER FRONT MUSEUM COMPLEX WHICH UNDERGROUND TUNNEL TO ROCKFORD’S
RIVER FRONT MUSEUM COMPLEX WHICH
CONSISTS OF THE ART MUSEUM AND RIVER FRONT MUSEUM COMPLEX WHICH
CONSISTS OF THE ART MUSEUM AND
THE CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER. CONSISTS OF THE ART MUSEUM AND
THE CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
PROGRAMS OFFERED AT THE BURPEE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
PROGRAMS OFFERED AT THE BURPEE
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, LOG PROGRAMS OFFERED AT THE BURPEE
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, LOG
ON TO THEIR WEB SITE AT WWWW DOT MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, LOG
ON TO THEIR WEB SITE AT WWWW DOT
BURPEE DOT.ORG 815. ON TO THEIR WEB SITE AT WWWW DOT
BURPEE DOT.ORG OR CALL
815-965-3433

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