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Help create the new Mammoth Exhibit!

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May 01, 2016

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Bristle Mammoth Exhibit Crowdrise Fund we reached our goal! But there's still time to join the  See more
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

THE STORY:

Donate now to see the Bristle Mammoth exhibit before it opens to the public!

Farmer Jim Bristle made an epic discovery last fall while digging in his field near Chelsea, Michigan—the partial remains of a mammoth estimated to have lived between 11,700 and 15,000 years ago!

Inspired by the excitement of his five-year-old grandson and the hundreds of people who came out to watch the excavation, Bristle donated the mammoth remains to U-M so that everyone could see it and learn what it can tell us about prehistoric Michigan.

You can be part of making this unexpected exhibit opportunity a reality!

If you are like others who caught "mammoth fever," you can't wait to see him up close. You can help bring his story to life by donating today.  

U-M paleontologists have learned:

  • The mammoth was a large male, about 45 years of age
  • He’s probably a hybrid between a woolly mammoth and a Columbian mammoth
  • There’s strong evidence that he was butchered by humans and the meat was stored in what was once a pond near Chelsea.

Because of donors like you, we've already raised funds to hire an expert to develop the Bristle Mammoth exhibit. We need to raise an additional $12,000 to include exciting elements such as:

  • Interactive 3-D digital models of selected mammoth bones
  • Full-size casts of tusks that visitors can touch
  • Programs for school children visiting the exhibit on field trips.

It’s going to be many months before the mammoth is ready for display as we wait for the bones to dry and for the scientists to complete their initial research.

But when the mammoth is ready for his debut at the U-M Museum of Natural History, your donation today will ensure that you are one of the first to see him in more than 11,000 years!

Donor recognition:

  • All exhibit donors will be invited to attend a preview reception and meet the U-M scientists who are studying the mammoth.
  • $250 and up - donors will be invited  to the exhibit unveiling breakfast (limited to two people per household)
  • $500 and up - donors will receive the above, be recognized on a donor plaque and invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of U-M Museum of Paleontology to see mammoth exhibit preparations (breakfast and tour are limited to two people per household).

Whatever amount you give will have a mammoth impact!

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Bob Lynch

Bob Lynch

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Ruth Cassidy

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William

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Dr. Perry Pernicano

DONATION: $1,000

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