Stonegate Mammoth Exhibit at Town Hall


Stonegate Mammoth Exhibit at Town Hall

The Town is pleased to invite the public to visit Parker’s new museum-quality Stonegate Mammoth exhibit. Please feel free to stop by Town Hall, located at 20120 E. Mainstreet during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to visit the exhibit celebrating Parker’s history.
This project has been in the works for several years. On July 15, 2002,heavy equipment operators for the Terrabrook development unearthed the fossil remains of a mammoth while excavating for a road leading into the Stonegate subdivision. They quickly halted operations and workedwith the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to remove the preserve the remains.
The Museum transported the remains back to Denver and upon further investigation determined that Mammoths lived in the Parker area from nearly 1.5 million years ago to 11,000 years ago, when they became extinct. This Stonegate Mammoth is thought to have lived about 200,000 years ago
Since the excavation, the Parker Mayor and Town Council, along with the Parker Landmarks Commission, has had an interest in showcasing this archeological find in Parker. Town employees were asked to work with the Museum to find a way to display the mammoth skull and tusk for future generations to enjoy. All entities worked together and the museum-quality exhibit was coincidently erected at Town Hall in May during Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month.
Town Council also hopes that local school groups, volunteer organizations, Town visitors and anyone else will stop by Town Hall during regular business hours to visit the exhibit. Please call 303.841.0353 for more information.

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