PREPARE FOR A NEW JOURNEY AT ROBERSON…
Long before New York became home to deer and fox, bluebird and heron, it was the site of monumental geologic and environmental change. Change, from the beginning of new life-forms to the formation of vertebrates and later mammals, is the focus of Roberson Museum and Science Center’s new upcoming exhibition “Journey From Our Prehistoric Past.”
“Journey From Our Prehistoric Past” gives visitors insight to our region’s geologic formation, changing environment, adaptive flora and fauna, and showcase fossils and bones from some of New York’s earliest life forms.
Thanks to a collaboration with the New York State Museum and the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, “Journey From Our Prehistoric Past” features materials of the world’s oldest fossilized forest, life forms from when parts of what is now New York were undersea, our region’s only dinosaur and ice age mammals. Among the unique natural history items Roberson has on display are the skull and tusks of The Randolph Mammoth. Discovered 80 years ago, The Randolph Mammoth is one of the most complete mammoth specimens ever found in New York State.
“Journey From Our Prehistoric Past” also includes evidence of contemporary species as well as the impact of human interactions on their habitat and, in some cases, their extinction. Roberson is also proud to incorporate items from our Loomis collection in the display.
Exhibition support provided by The Roger Kresge Foundation.
Funding is provided, in part, by general operating support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council,the Klee Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Roberson Museum and Science Center is privileged to work in collaboration with The New York State Museum. The exhibition also features items on loan from the Museum of the Earth, a public education venue of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, NY. Thank you!