FLORENCE – Is Big Bone Lick a local recreational park or hallowed scientific ground?
Depends upon whom you ask, actually. But the truth is, it’s really both.
“We (Northern Kentuckians) see it as a great recreational park and it is that, but it’s so much more,” said Pat Fox, president of Friends of Big Bone. Watching a group of 25 scientists tour what they call the “birthplace of vertebrate paleontology” in Boone County, she said, “I was wowed by their reverence for the site.”
Fox and Dr. Glen Storrs, associate vice president for collections and research at the Cincinnati Museum Center, spoke to the Florence Rotary Club on Monday, October 26, about the history of Big Bone Lick and recent improvements to the visitor center.
Aided by a $70,000 grant from the R.C. Durr Foundation, Friends of Big Bone and Cincinnati Museum Center are working together to support a three-phase revitalization of the visitor center. The first phase, completed in June, including a refurbishing of the exhibits and displays.