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Esplanade Museum Presents “Stones and Bones”

Esplanade Museum and the Archaeological Society of South East Alberta are presenting “Stones and Bones”, a workshop on Saturday, May 24 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Cutbanks Room at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.

The workshop is designed for local collectors of arrow heads, stone tools, ancient animal remains and geological specimens. Curators from the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton will be available to examine, identify and discuss these items.

Ancient items frequently turn up in farmers’ fields and on ranch land in this area. Some are easy to identify, but many are not. Here is an opportunity to learn more about these collections found in our community and local vicinity.

Visitors from outside of Medicine Hat are welcome to attend the workshop as well as a presentation by Chris Jass, an Ice Age specialist from the Royal Alberta Museum. “Of Mammoths and Mice: Explorations into Alberta’s Ice Age Fossil Record,” will begin at 7:30 PM in the Cutbanks Room at the Esplanade.

Visitors are also invited to tour the Esplanade Museum’s feature exhibit, “Ice Age Mammals,” at no charge throughout the day and prior to the presentation.

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