“Paleo Kansas City” Showcases KC’s Beachfront Past at the Linda Hall Library

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — WHAT: Millions of summers ago, Kansas City was beachfront property: oceans, rain forests, palm trees and giant ferns. Not to mention a strange array of giant creatures — mastodons, mammoths, grizzly-sized sloths — stomping through town. Fast forward to the start of summer 2015 when the Linda Hall Library opens a new exhibition — “Paleo Kansas City” — to invite visitors to go back three hundred million years to see the fascinating fossil remains of life when Kansas City’s home was on the paleoequator. Admission is free.

WHO: ‘”Paleo Kansas City” will feature a prized collection of dozens of fossils found in Kansas City. The collection — courtesy of Dr. Richard Gentile, professor emeritus of geosciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and curator of UMKC’s Richard L. Sutton, Jr. Geosciences Museum — includes several invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant specimens. The exhibition will also feature rare paleontology books from the Linda Hall Library’s History of Science collection.

WHEN: June 22 through Sept. 12, 2015; Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Linda Hall Library (West Exhibition Gallery); 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64110;

MORE: For more information about the new exhibit and other public programs at the Linda Hall Library, visit www.lindahall.org or call (816) 363-4600. Follow the Linda Hall Library on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Linda.Hall.Library or Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaHall_org

ABOUT THE LINDA HALL LIBRARY — The Linda Hall Library is the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering and technology. A not-for-profit, privately funded institution, the Library is open to the public free of charge. Since 1946, scholars, researchers, academic institutions and businesses throughout around the world have accessed Library’s collections to learn, investigate, invent, explore and increase knowledge. Hundreds of people of all ages attend the Library’s public programs each year to expand their awareness and understanding of science and technology. The 14 acres surrounding the Linda Hall Library are maintained as an urban arboretum open to the public for education and enjoyment. To learn more, visit www.lindahall.org.

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