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National Fossil Day Tour
Earth Science Week
 

Fossil Day Tour
Time
October 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location
Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


Description

Explore the building stones of the Ohio Statehouse with special guests Dale M. Gnidovec, Curator of the OSU Orton Geological Museum, and Mark Peter, Paleontologist, and Charles Salmons of the ODNR Division of Geological Survey. Celebrate Earth Science Week with a public tour of the Ohio Statehouse.  October 12 is National Fossil Day in 2022.  

 

This special 2022 tour is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required, but if you or your organization would like to schedule a group to attend the tour, please contact Katie Montgomery at 614-728-3726 or kmontgomery@ohiostatehouse.org.

 

See fossil specimens from the collection of Orton Geological Museum, and then find similar fossils in the limestone walls and steps of the Ohio Statehouse.  The booklet, Statehouse Fossils:  A Guide to Fossils of the Ohio Capitol, will be available free to participants along with other informative literature and posters.  

 

The Statehouse Museum Shop

is open with Ohio gifts, books, gemstones and fossils, and the beautiful poster:  Fossils of the Columbus Limestone.