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Kansas City’s geological history – from inland sea to towering fern forests and huge prehistoric mammals – is explored in this exhibit curated by Richard J. Gentile, UMKC professor emeritus of geosciences.
Friday, March 1, 2013 (All day)
Friday, May 31, 2013 (All day) @ Central Library

Kansas City’s story doesn’t begin with fur traders and settlers. Rather it goes back millions of years to an era of rising and falling seas, thick green forests of towering ferns, and huge, now-extinct animals. That world, as revealed by the rocks beneath our feet, is explored in the exhibit KC|BC.

KC|BC complements Kansas City Millions of Years Ago – Reading the Rocks, a current show of digital illustrations and actual fossils at the Box Gallery in Suite 211 of the Commerce Bank Building, 1000 Walnut St.

The exhibits are curated by Richard J. Gentile, UMKC professor emeritus of geosciences, and co-sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee and the UMKC Department of Geosciences.