July 29, 2006 - Fossil Exhibit, Homewood Library, Jefferson Co, AL

Our annual exhibit in the Ellenburg Art Gallery at the Homewood Public Library is up and looks great!

(Photos courtesy Vicki Lais)
Library exhibit cases and collage

On July 29, members of BPS gathered at the HPL with bones, stones, posters and other materials to set up the exhibition that has become a tradition with the Library. We gathered in the round auditorium and laid out our fossils on paper mock-ups of the display cases.

working on fossil exhibit

initial layout for wall cases at fossil exhibit

setting up the fossil exhibit cases

Once again "Bigbee" is the star of the show on a beautiful custom-made banner, donated by the McWane Science Center.

new mosasaur banner
Hmmm.... Oops... well, we thought it would fit in last year's frame....

The display cases in the main exhibit hall are filled with fossils, all from Alabama. Specimens are organized by era:
Paleozoic Era -

paleozoic era fossils

paleozoic era fossils

Mesozoic era:
mesozoic era fossils

mesozoic era fossils

mesozoic era fossils

mesozoic era fossils

Cenozoic Era:
cenozoic era fossils

cenozoic fossils

signs for cenozoic era

Hey, guys - what a great space for the new mosasaur banner!

new mosasaur banner

fossil field trip collage
In the main gallery is a collage of BPS field trips over the years.

There are also two wall display cases at the entrance to the main library, one of which shows some of the tools we use in surveying, collecting and preparing the specimens, and another wall display case with a number of items related to the Union Chapel Mine.

lunch break from setting up the fossil cases

Today's worker bees, Bobby, Greg, Claire, Lea, Jan (behind camera), Jim, Mary Ann, Leisa, Vicki, and Michelle. Chris and Joseph left a few minutes earlier to go work their computer tech magic for someone. All of them deserve a great big THANK YOU!

At lunch, the discussion turned to the need some felt to visit the great outdoors again. When?? Well, like, tomorrrow? So a very quickly-organized "Scouting Outing" to Elmore County was arranged for the following day.