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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Breaking the mold for modern museums

Groundbreaking for Wyoming Dinosaur Center focused on environmental impact


April 25, 2017

Marcus Huff

Dignitaries and staff for the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Dinoasur Center on Saturday. Pictured are (from left to right): Chloe Crosby, Jamie Graves, Elise Johnson, Angela Reddick, Levi Shinkle, Bob Krisko, Howard Miessler, Janet Chimenti, Thermopolis Mayor Mike Mortimore, WDC Executive Director Angie Guyon, Dave Koerwitz, Tourism Director Amanda Moeller, WDC Education Director Jessica Lippincott, Linda Spear, Howie Samelson, London Jenks, Bill Wahl and Jack Turnbull.

THERMOPOLIS – With the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wyoming Dinosaur Center on Saturday, the museum dedicated to a history long lost, is beginning the journey to become a facility unlike anything seen in modern times, in terms of design and environmental impact.

“We would like to take [the WDC] a step further in design,” said Education Director Jessica Lippincott, “no other museum in the country has met the living building challenge, so we would like to be the first.”

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