Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ceremony marks beginning of Utah Field House expansion

The fossils recovered from the area around Vernal have helped shape the field of paleontology and gave Dinosaurland its name. But without proper storage facilities, the community was in danger of losing its new fossils to other communities.

A new $1.5 million addition to the Utah Field House Museum of Natural History should fix that problem. 

On Wednesday, community leaders gathered to mark the beginning of an expansion to the museum. On tap is a large, modern facility that will allow for proper space and conditions to store the nearly 30,000 specimens housed by the museum, said Steve Sroka, park manager.  The Vernal Express