Exclusive Mammoth Tour Offered to Strecker Associates Oct. 11

Sept. 30, 1997

Members of the Strecker Associates, the volunteer organization that supports Baylor University's Strecker Museum Complex, will have the rare chance to tour the Waco Mammoth Site on Saturday, Oct. 11.

The Strecker Associates act as advocates to increase awareness, support and participation in the activities of the Strecker Museum Complex. Membership benefits include free admission to Strecker Museum, The Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village and the Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center. Associate members also receive invitations to special exhibitions and events, discounts at the museum shop, advance registration for summer classes at the Discovery Center and special behind-the-scenes tours such as the one offered of the mammoth site.

The Waco Mammoth Site is a cooperative effort of the City of Waco and Strecker Museum. The first bones were discovered in 1978, but extensive excavation did not begin until 1984. To date, 22 mammoths have been uncovered, making this the largest site of its kind in the world. The site will not be open to the general public until extensive security can be developed to protect the archeological dig.

Individuals who join the Strecker Associates before Oct. 7 will be eligible to tour the mammoth site. For more information about the Strecker Associates, contact Calvin Smith at 710-1233.

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