NARANJO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: VIP SNEAK PREVIEW
4.3 Billion years of history coming to Lufkin, Texas
LUFKIN, TX – Dinosaurs are coming to East Texas. Lufkin’s Dr. Neal Naranjo’s vast collection of fossils and specimens will be revealed in the new Museum of Natural History, set to open this Fall.
On Saturday March 31, 2012, the Naranjo Museum of Natural History will host a VIP Sneak Preview for community members, elected officials, and friends.
VIP SNEAK PREVIEW EVENT INFORMATION:
DATE: Saturday, March 31st, 2012
WHERE: Naranjo Museum of Natural History 5104 South First St., Lufkin, TX
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Media is invited to join speaker Dr. Neal Naranjo immediately before the event at 6:00pm for a guided tour of the museum.
Dr. Neal Naranjo aims to create cultural and educational opportunities that the families of East Texas would otherwise not have access to.
In addition to showcasing many dinosaur fossils, the Naranjo Museum sponsors multiple trips and digging excursions. The educational exhibits take the visitor from the beginning of the dig through the stages of the excavation, including plaster jacketing of the specimen.
Unique to the Naranjo Museum are five dinosaur eggs believed to be more than 68 million years old. Through the innovative use of medical technology at Woodland Heights Diagnostics Center, Dr. Neal Naranjo was able to produce clear scans of the embryos.
Naranjo Museum of Natural History: The Naranjo Family is pleased to share their passion for pre-history, ancient history and Texas history. Dr. Jennings Neal Naranjo, Ph.D. has had a life long passion for paleontology. Thanks to the support and encouragement of his wife, Dr. Naranjo will build and donate his museum collection of fossils to the Naranjo Museum of Natural History for the East Texas community to enjoy. Dr. Naranjo will oversee the operations, exhibits and research of museum collections.