Friends of Big Bone (FOBB), Big Bone Lick State Historic Site (BBL) and Cincinnati Museum Center announce Phase 1 of the revitalization of Big Bone Lick's visitor center through a $70,000 grant from the R.C. Durr Foundation. The foundation is further providing dollar for dollar matching funds up to an additional $70,000 to allow completion of the visitor center make-over.
The project will repurpose the visitor center from visitor information to interpretation and includes an interior redesign allowing Big Bone Lick's historical narrative to be delivered in a vividly engaging way. Improvements will include a new central display, overhaul of casework containing fossils and artifacts, extension of the existing wall mural into a 3-D diorama, and the inclusion of a timeline that will help visitors understand the history and significance of the park. A highlight will be the skeletal reconstruction of a giant ground sloth, an animal first discovered in Ice Age sediments at Big Bone Lick.
Private donations are being sought for these matching funds. Every dollar you donate to the project is like you donated two dollars.