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Mary Anning on England’s Jurassic Coast (virtual)

September 13 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Mercer County Library System for “Mary Anning on England’s Jurassic Coast” virtually on Tuesday, September 13, 7pm, as Anglophile and former UK resident Claire Evans presents a lively talk on “the greatest fossil hunter the world has ever known” and the UNESCO World Heritage site she was lucky enough to call home.

In 1799, Mary Anning was born into a humble family in the medieval port of Lyme Regis on the south shore of England, part of its Jurassic Coast. Little did she know she would go on to develop an unmatched eye for finding the undiscovered creatures embedded in 185 million years of geological history in the notoriously unstable cliffs. Completely self-taught, academia came calling to consult and buy her finds as she continued to make discoveries that changed the scientific world, yet she was unacknowledged and uncredited by the scientific community in her own time.

Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to register to receive link to program.

 

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September 13
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