Jurassic Park Day

Jurassic Park Day

After a summer of Ice Age fun DINO DAYS 2017 is set to conclude with “Jurassic Park Day” on August 12, 2017. “Jurassic Park Day” will feature an appearance by vehicles from the North Texas chapter of the Jurassic Park Motor Pool. Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. The group is also expected to bring an assortment of props familiar to fans of the movie. The iconic movie will be played (in Blu-ray 3D) throughout the day in the museum’s community room.  Read more….

JURASSIC PARK DAY to Conclude Dino Days 2017

After a summer of Ice Age fun DINO DAYS 2017 is set to conclude with “Jurassic Park Day” on August 12, 2017. “Jurassic Park Day” will feature an appearance by vehicles from the North Texas chapter of the Jurassic Park Motor Pool. Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. The group is also expected to bring an assortment of props familiar to fans of the movie. The iconic movie will be played (in Blu-ray 3D) throughout the day in the museum’s community room.

Jurrassic Park DayJurassic Park Motorpool

“The classic 1993 Jurassic Park movie is an appropriate way to close out our sixth season of DINO DAYS,” noted Dan Steelman, Museum Director. “For many of us Jurassic Park was more than a cinematic event – it was the spark that rekindled an interest in these amazing animals. Jurassic Park cinematically brought dinosaurs to life and inspired a new generation of paleontologists.” The movie was also one of the first to try to accurately portray dinosaurs. “Overall, the series has done a pretty good job of accurately rendering the prehistoric characters of the film. Velociraptor became well known as a result of the movie. It was created out-of-proportion to its actual size. We have Velociraptor skeletals in the museum that show its actual size. Dilophosaurus didn’t have a frill or venom spitting abilities. Mosasaurus was much too large in the latest movie. But it looked cool.”

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through DINO DAYS. Admission for DINO DAYS is $5.00 for ages 5 and up and FREE for children 4 and under and museum members

About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance to Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region.
For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.

“URBAN DIALOG: SCIENCE AFTER DARK” DISCUSSES CYBER-SECURITY

Cyber Security“Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” will present a panel of local experts leading a discussion of “Cyber-Security”. The event will take place on August 1,
2017, from 7pm to 8pm, in Kelly Square’s Grayson Hall, 113 S. Travis Street, in downtown Sherman. Admission to the event is free with complimentary snacks and beverages provided courtesy of the Sherman Rotary Club. Shawn Kirby of the Herald-Democrat will moderate the event.

Discussion experts include Sergeant D.M. Hampton, Public Information Officer of the Sherman Police Department, Thomas Carter, Network and Operations Manager, Information Technology Department at Austin College, and Charles Curtis, Executive Director of the Information Technology Department at Austin College.

“We don’t think twice about locking a door to protect our real property,” noted museum directorDan Steelman, “but our possessions go far beyondjust real property. We have digital property as well. The sad fact is we live in a world where cyber-crime is becoming more troublesome than ever before.  Whether you are an individual, a business, or a government, it doesn’t matter – cyber-crime is a threat. We are going to look at the topic and discuss ways we can protect ourselves.”

“Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” is a joint production of The Sherman Museum, Austin College, and the Sherman Rotary Club. The series is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 8pm. Discussions are held in Grayson Hall and cover a variety of timely topics from the fields of science and history.

About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011. For more information about The Sherman Museum contact us at www.theshermanmuseum.org.

Dino Academy 2017

Dino Academy 2017

The Sherman Museum Dino Academy 2017

This year’s curriculum program will consist of two one and a half hour classes. Students can choose to participate in either a two day program on the 18th and 19th (half-day classes), or a full day program on the 20th. Snacks will be provided during both days of the half-day program, and lunch will be provided on the full day program. The all-day program is recommended for older children. All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.   More information….

Class reservations can be made by calling the museum at 903-893-7623.

Dino Academy 2017

Dino Academy 2017

The Sherman Museum Dino Academy 2017

This year’s curriculum program will consist of two one and a half hour classes. Students can choose to participate in either a two day program on the 18th and 19th (half-day classes), or a full day program on the 20th. Snacks will be provided during both days of the half-day program, and lunch will be provided on the full day program. The all-day program is recommended for older children. All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.   More information….

Class reservations can be made by calling the museum at 903-893-7623.