Welcome back, bloggers! As promised, I am here to excitedly announce the opening of the Dinosaur Around the World, a Passport to Pangea at the Clinton Library this weekend. If you are in Little Rock, I highly suggest you come downtown and check us out!
The crazy thing about helping to set up this exhibit is that most of the work is done by the Imagine crew, who help with the animations of the dinosaurs (yes, they move!) There are two exhibits, one on the main floor and another separate one on the second floor of the museum. In addition to educating the public about dinosaurs, it also ties back to Bill Clinton himself since he was the one to designated the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as a national monument in 1996. I am very excited to come to the opening and view the dinosaurs in their ‘natural habitat’ and hope to see lots of people there as well. Dinosaurs have always fascinated me, and I have actually visited both the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as well. Both are beautiful, and deserve to be featured throughout the nation!
Since most of the work is being done by the professions working for Imagine, that left a lot of the little details to us here in the museum. Mostly I have been helping with the displays – cleaning the Plexiglas, helping to arrange things, making backings for the information cards to rest on, and general help around the exhibit. This is all in addition to inventory, updating TMS and taking photos of Foreign Head of State gifts.
In addition to all this dinosaur exhibit, I am proud to announce that I have successfully passed my thesis defense on Carl Edward Bailey as of April 8th, 2015! Yay!! I had such a great audience as well, including someone from the Political Science department and my mom, who Skyped in from North Carolina to be there for the festivities! Clinton (my fiance) was also in attendance, as well as three graduate students. Thanks everyone for taking time out of your day! I got a lovely shout-out from both Central National Historic Site and the Center for Arkansas History and Culture about my successful defense, and that makes it even more special! Check out the digital exhibit that I used to accompany my process paper and when it is made available through the school, I can show you the paper as well! 🙂
Until next time, bloggers!