A post here back in May “Gospel fossil park vs. Cheryll” recently got some thoughtful comments from the folks who work at the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History.
I find it quite distressing that non-scientific and pseudo-scientific organizations receive donations, whilst our organization has to make do with little funding. I do wonder where this is all heading?
And this one:
I also work for the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. “Expedition Dinosaur” is so much more than just an exhibit. The woman who Cheryll is named after wanted one thing to come out of the excavation of Cheryl, and that was that she be used to teach the public about dinosaurs. She spent all of her life as a teacher, a life that ended much to soon. She died one year after Cheryll was discovered. The exhibit is our way of fulling her wish. Peter said it better than I could. We make do with Very little funding.
But the staff of the museum are the hardest working group of young people I have ever worked with. They will keep on till we one day have the funding we need. Why? It is the look in a young child’s eyes when they see Cheryll. When that light comes on in one child’s eye and you know that someday they will stand were you are and teach the next generation of Archaeologist or Paleontologist. That makes it all worthwhile. If we lose our History we lose ourselves.