Friday, 02 September 2011 09:04

Sask. T.Rex Scotty is on the road again

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On Sept. 2, the community of Hudson Bay welcomes the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's travelling exhibit featuring Scotty the T. rex. Scotty will call the Hudson Bay Public Library home until the exhibit ends on November 28, 2011.

"I am pleased that another Saskatchewan community is showcasing this travelling exhibit," Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Bill Hutchinson said. "Hudson Bay is a vibrant community working hard to enhance tourism in its area and I know this exhibit will help with that. It is important that the people of Saskatchewan, as well as our visitors, have the opportunity to experience and learn about a piece of our prehistoric past."

Scotty began his travels back in March of 2005 when he visited Japan. He has since been busy touring various Saskatchewan destinations. Museums and art galleries in Avonlea, Weyburn, Estevan, Humboldt, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, Moosomin, Prince Albert and the Western Development Museums in Yorkton and Saskatoon have all featured this T. rex exhibit.

"The Hudson Bay Public Library is extremely pleased and excited to have the opportunity to present this travelling exhibit featuring Scotty the T. rex to our community," Head Librarian at Hudson Bay Public Library Glennys Binkley said. "We look forward to hosting many groups and individuals and helping them discover a past world."

It is an exciting year for the exhibit - this year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of Scotty. Travelling exhibits provide an opportunity for the province's residents and visitors to see an exhibit that would not otherwise be located in their area.

Since its early beginnings in 1906, The Royal Saskatchewan Museum has endeavoured to increase interest in and knowledge about Saskatchewan's history through its research, programs and exhibits. For more information visit www.royalsaskmuseum.ca.

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