USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Welcomes “Fossil-Fixer”


USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Press Release

Newly hired Chief Preparator Carrie Herbel has arrived at The Prehistoric Museum, USU Eastern, and is ready to begin tackling projects that have been lying in wait for her. She will be responsible for the museum’s fossil lab and putting together some of the dinosaur skeletons for exhibit.

The museum enthusiastically welcomes Carrie Herbel as the newest member of The Prehistoric Museum team.

Carrie Herbel began as the museum’s Chief Preparator on Monday, November 11, 2013.   She was selected from twelve international candidates.  Carrie received her Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska and worked at its museum for several years before working for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) for 10 years.

“Carrie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience this museum needs. She is a perfect fit for the museum. We are lucky to have her” museum director Dr. Carpenter said.

One of Carrie’s first projects will be to assemble the Stegosaurus skeleton. Much of the work will be done in public view so that visitors can watch the whole process unfold, and ask questions. The final assemblage of dinosaur skeletons in the dinosaur pit area will be the Camarasaurus, which will follow theStegosaurus.

The museum looks forward to seeing the exciting new things Carrie has in store just over the horizon.

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