Reminder: ‘Fossil Freeway’ exhibit to open at Edmonds Museum Saturday

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Join the Edmonds Historical Museum for a look at ammonites, trilobites, dinosaurs and more when the traveling exhibit “Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway” opens Saturday, July 23.

Fossils are all around Washington. That’s the message paleontologist Kirk Johnson and artist Ray Troll share in the exhibit. Fossils have long been a subject of fascination and are used by paleontologists to help answer questions about early life on Earth. But how much can the fossil record tell us about evolution, extinction, and geologic time?

Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway features a specially commissioned Washington fossil map by Ray Troll. The exhibit also features panels of whimsical, fossil-inspired artwork by Troll as well as several real fossil specimens. The exhibit combines visuals and text from Johnson to tell the tale of prehistoric life and death in Washington.

The Edmonds Historical Museum is located at 118 5th Ave. N., in downtown Edmonds.  It is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m., and Saturday (through Oct. 1) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Suggested donation is $2 per adult and $1 per child. For more information, go to www.historicedmonds.org.

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