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BVMNH Announces Exhibit Acquisition Fund

The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (BVMNH) began 15 years ago with a small exhibit of special fossils from in the Bakersfield area from a national natural landmark called Shark Tooth Hill in the Bakersfield area. Over the years, BVMNH has become more than just a home to fossil exhibits. The Museum now displays many diversified collections; however, the main attraction has continued to be the local Sharktooth Hill fossils, which grew to include several hundred unique specimens. Unfortunately, the Shark Tooth Hill fossil collection, which was on loan by a private entity, was removed from the Museum on August 12th. In an effort to re-acquire these specimens, BVMNH has set up an Exhibit Acquisition Fund to help them secure some of these remarkable fossils.

"We are pleased that community support raised $36,000 to purchase part of the fossil collection that left in August. All the fossils purchased at auction and from the fossil dealer are significant.  These Sharktooth hill mammal fossils allow us to teach children and adults the past history of Bakersfield and scientists to continue to study the past to help us with the future," says Koral Hancharick, BVMNH Executive Director.

All donations are greatly appreciated and can be sent to BVMNH, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301. If using MC/Visa call, 661-324-6350 or e-mail Koral at Donations for the fossils fund should be labeled Special Fossil Fund.

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