A Note from Stonerose
It has been a difficult few days for everyone, and we are clearly in unprecedented times, as we all deal with the consequences of COVID-19. In order to protect the health of our community, our customers, our employees and volunteers, and in accordance with government mandates, we have temporarily closed the Stonerose Interpretive Center to the public.
Our work will continue behind the scenes as we monitor the situation daily. Grant applications will be submitted, collections will be maintained, and brainstorming about the future will go on!
At this time, we hope to hold Membership Weekend on April 24-26, and open to the public, as usual, on May 1. We also plan to hold our important fundraising auction in July. However, as we receive the latest news daily, it is VERY likely that this will change. We will keep you informed as the weeks go by.
The financial impact of an extended closure is daunting to our organization. Admissions, retail sales in our gift store and the auction make up more than ½ of our annual budget. We suspect that donations will slow as folks see a drop in their income due to business closures. The Board is committed to seeing Stonerose through this potential crisis, as we have weathered difficulties for the past 30 years!
As always, thank you for being a loyal part of the Stonerose Family. We wish everyone safety and good health during this time of precaution.
With gratitude and well wishes,
Katherine, Travis, Andy and the Board of Directors of Stonerose Fossils
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP WEEKEND:
April 24th to 26th
Become a member and join the first dig of the season reserved for members! Digging, and Dinner and Scientists, Oh my!
FOSSIL SITE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC: April 29th
STONEROSE AUCTION: July 11, 2020
The best social event of the year helps Stonerose and is a lot of fun too! Join us for delicious fare and auction items not found elsewhere.