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Black Hills Institute
I'm just back from the Black Hills Institute in Hill City (stayed overnight
there before taking college placement tests). Their construction is
finished, exhibits rearranged, and it is *cool*!
Aside from the Stan skeleton that is always there, they also have a Stan
cast, posed in pursuit of two ornithomimids. There's also an albertosaur,
Diatryma, Triceratops skull, Struthiomimus in situ, lots of theropod skulls,
some ornithischian stuff, new Pachycephalosaurus skull, etc. Plus, Neal has
more of his ammonites on display, along with neat Oligocene and Eocene
fossils. They've added new lighting, etc., and it doesn't feel quite as
crowded as it used to. A new giftshop, storage facilities, etc., round out
the greatly improved BHI.
As I've said previously, Phil Currie will be presenting a talk in Hill City
on ?Saturday, as are Pete Larson, Neal Larson, Martin Lockley and others.
Bob Bakker will be there too, according to Neal.
I came home to find part of a Triceratops skull cast sitting in my living
room, so I'll probably quit writing now to go play with that.
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