Are there fossils in your backyard?

Children and their parents and grandparents are invited to a fun and educational morning session of the Butler County Historical Society’s summer series of Saturday programs.

On July 11, Greg Courtney of Dry Dredgers, Inc., to learn how to better explore the fossils that can be found in your backyard.  Find out why there are so many fossils in Butler County and how you can identify what you have found.

The “Fossils in Your Backyard” program is free and will be held at the Butler County Historical Society’s Benninghofen House museum at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton.  It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately two hours.

Courtney is the education director for the Dry Dredgers, an association of area amateur geologists dedicated to understanding and enjoying fossils.  The group was founded in 1942 and works to stimulate interest in geology and encourages the collection and identification of fossils.

Kathy Creighton, executive director of the historical society, said she expects the children and their family members will have a good time.

“The kids, parents and grandparents that attended our June program on the history of chocolate enjoyed the program, especially the taste test of American Heritage Historic Chocolate.  The fossil program is another fun hands-on event for kids and adults to share.”

Weather permitting, there will be a fossil hunt.

For more information, call 513-896-9930.

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