The Trailside Museum of Natural History near Crawford will celebrate its 60th anniversary, as well as the 150th anniversary of the University of Nebraska State Museum, with the Clash Bash on July 4. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., museum visitors can enjoy a variety of birthday treats, activities and giveaways.
“Part of our mission is to preserve and educate others about Nebraska’s natural and cultural history,” said Susan Weller, director of the NU State Museum. “It’s amazing to realize that 60 years ago, former Director Bertrand Schultz, in partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks, established the Trailside Museum of Natural History to serve western Nebraska.”
Treats and activities at the Clash Bash are included with admission. Because Trailside Museum is part of Fort Robinson State Park, visitors will need to purchase a state park permit to access the museum.
“I hope our friends and neighbors in western Nebraska will join us for some cupcakes, check out the iconic ‘Clash of the Mammoths’ exhibit and visit our newly renovated ‘Ice Age Mammals’ exhibit,” Weller said. “Help us celebrate and wish our Trailside Museum team a happy 60th anniversary.”
More information can be found here or by calling 308-665-2929.