The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 27, 2002 · Page 5
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 27, 2002
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS SUNDAY, JANUARY 27. 2002 AB impresses designer FROM PAGE A1 "He contacted us right after Sue closed and asked if we would be interested in hosting anbther exhibition this spring," Choate said. "We jumped on it." The three-month run at Sternberg marks the first time the Jurassic Park exhibit has been in the Midwest. The nearest locations have been Cincinnati, Phoenix and Houston. "For us to bring in exhibitions like Sue and Jurassic P'ark puts us in the top 15 or 20 museums in the country because there are only about that many museums that can do it," Choate said. "The fact they called us and asked us, puts us toward the top of that list because it normally doesn't happen. We think this reflects very well on our reputation in the museum community and in the exhibit world. It means a lot to us. "The fact we can bring these exhibits out to the middle of the country where they would not otherwise be is especially rewarding." Hopes to best Sue The Sue exhibit, which closed in April after a two- month run, was a popular one. Surveys showed that visitors from 103 of the 105 counties in Kansas made their way to the Hays museum, as did people from 43 states and nine foreign countries. Of the nearly 150,000 visitors to the museum during fiscal 2001, more than 105,000 came to see the Sue exhibit, which is now in Salt Lake City as part of the upcoming Winter Olympics. "I tend to be a pessimist, so I'll be elated if we draw 100,000," Choate said. "But theoretically, since we've got (Jurassic Park) for three months, instead of the two months with Sue, and it's a bigger exhibition, we ought to do better." Choate is counting on it, as in dollars and cents. "We're depending on Jurassic Park to help us pay our bills this year," he said. "It's got to be a winner, and I believe it will be. It's a great exhibit." Choate said attendance at Sternberg has been down since the Sue exhibit left, but he believes the same can be said of most museums around the country "Without Sue last year, we would have had about 40,000 visitors," he said. "Since Sue left, our numbers have dropped even more." Choate hopes the Jurassic Park exhibit bucks that trend. "What we found last year with Sue was spring was really a good time to encourage people to come and see a big exhibition," Choate said. "Basically, there's very little going on farming-wise. People have cabin fever after a long winter, and they're ready to get out and do something." Customized for Sternberg The exhibit will feature skeletons and fleshed-out models in various habitats, giving ATTENTION KMART SHOPPERS On PJM I of the Jinuarx 27,2002 wttklf id circular, the (ollowlni products will not be readily available. Apex 20" Flat Screen Stereo TV • Sale Price $199,74: Apex 24" Flit Screen Stereo TV • Sale Price $299.74; ^ex 27" Flat Screen Stereo TV . Sale Price $399.74 We regret any Inconvenience thli may hive aused our cuitomin, Riln checki will be liiued. TOM DORSEY / The Sallna Journal Greg Liggett, the Sternberg's assistant director, says fleshed- out dinosaurs, like the mamenchlsaurus being put together behind him, help people see what dinosaurs looked tike. visitors a variety of animals to look at. "The one thing I've learned is people enjoy different aspects," Sternberg assistant director Greg Liggett said. "We have some people who just want to see the skeletons because it's real. But, there are also some people who can't really envision what the animal was like without the fleshed-out model. I think people appreciate different aspects. 1 think you need both." John Griffith, Philadelphia, supervised the construction of the Jurassic Park exhibit during a recent six-day stay in Hays. Griffith works for Dinosaur Productions, which builds exhibits for museums and trade shows. "It's a production, that's what it is, and it takes months and months of preparation to plan what it's going to be," said Griffith as he watched volunteer workers struggle to put together the lower body of the mammoth mamenchlsaurus. "I do the advance work and new layouts for each location, which makes it such a special exhibit. It's a custom exhibit each and every place we go. It's always changing." Griffith is impressed with the Sternberg Museum facilities and the people who helped put the exhibit together. "I think it's really cool," he said. "I sat in the hotel and read about this place, and there's so much going on out here. It's not just flat and corn in Kansas. The caliber of people I just find wonderful. Everyone is friendly and everyone works hard. It's different. It's a different mentality" Griffith said his goal Is to M ATTRESS W AREHOUSE no N.W.Std, Abilene, KS 785-^263-3361 Spring A ir Mattresses Register your Wedding 'hixedos NOW.., get the groom's tux FREE! 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Ohio St. / Salina, KS 67401 CaU 827-3679 or 800- 888-0872 or Fax to 785-827-3679 Order placed by: Name or business Address Melliod of Payment: Credit Card # City, state, Zip Clieck Visa Mastercard Phone # Bill me (businesses only) Expiration Date Card Holder's name Card Holder's Signature Deliver to (bBlwnn 9 AM - 9 PM): Message on Card standard Message: Happy Valentine's Day, Sender's name Or personal m.es8age: Name Busin Address Phone Directions Delivery Date: Wednesday, Feb. 13 Thursday, Feb. 14 _boxe8 Caramel Delltes _box8s Peanut Butter Patties boxes Shortbread boxes Thin Mints _boxe8 Peanut Butter Sandwich ~boxes Lemon Pastry Cremea "boxes Animal Treasures _boxes Friendship Circles (new) Add a Mug Add a sweatshirt, sue ^Add a balloon. How many?. Orders may be fixed, phoned, dropped off or called In to the above iddrsit or telephone numbers Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to B PM Open the first Saturday of each month B AM to Noon give people an entertaining and educational experience when they visit Sternberg. "If they really want to learn something they need to be here half the day," he said. Griffith said fossils for more than 700 species of dinosaurs have been unearthed, but there's probably three times as many waiting to be found. Also on display at Sternberg is a single vertebra — more than 6 feet high and 5 feet wide — from the Argentinosaurus. Griffith helped build a model of the gigantic animal for a museum In Atlanta ftom 12 fossils that have been found. When completed, the animal was 128 feet long and 29 feet high. "Here's this incredible society of animals that ruled the world for hundreds of millions of years," Griffith said. "They did something right, and 1 hope we can learn ftom them. You think of something this big. 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