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Community News: VA Museum of Natural History receives award

April 30, 2008

The Virginia Museum of Natural History received a Silver MUSE award from the American Association of Museums during an awards ceremony held on April 27 at the Colorado Convention Center during the AAM Annual Meeting in Denver. The museum received the award for the interactive bone-bed in the "Carmel Church" exhibit located in the "Uncovering Virginia" gallery.


VMNH Presentation on the Science and Significance of Whale Project

April 27, 2008
At a regular meeting of the Caroline County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Alton Dooley of the Virginia Museum of Natural History presented the science and significance of a proposed ancient twenty-eight foot Gray Whale fossil to be housed in the Caroline Visitor Center on Rt. 207 by late summer.

County Hopes Whale Will Make Big Splash

April 27, 2008
Caroline Economic Development Director Gary Wilson wants to make a full-scale reproduction of a prehistoric whale found in Carmel Church the focal point of the county's new visitors center come August.

Nature Preserve Dedicated- Ridgeway Park is 7th in Country

April 27, 2008
The Richard P. Gravely Jr. Nature Preserve is "ready to be discovered" by local residents and tourists alike, according to Lindley S. Butler, a board member of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA).

Museum Celebrates Bug Daze

April 21, 2008
The Virginia Museum of Natural History featured roach races, butterfly collections and an array of creepy-crawlies during its third annual Bug Daze family festival on Saturday.

Panelists Share Their Successes With Preschool

April 11, 2008
With increases in state funding tough to come by, the preschool programs that are flourishing in the commonwealth are spearheaded by passionate local leaders who find ways to make their programs work, a state official said Thursday.

VMNH Visits Soar- Visits up 250%, income rises 50% in year

April 6, 2008
The number of people visiting the Virginia Museum of Natural History has increased more than 250 percent since the museum moved into its new building on Starling Avenue in Martinsville one year ago.

'Tub of bugs' delights students- Insects bring lessons to life

April 1, 2008
Fifth-graders at Rich Acres Elementary School got up close and personal with aquatic bugs on Monday, thanks to a presentation by Wayne Kirkpatrick, a volunteer with the Dan River Basin Association.
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