2019 Membership Dig April 26 – 28th

The 2019 Membership weekend is coming up soon!  Join us in Republic for the renowned “Members Only” dig April 26th-April 28th, when members are allowed exclusive access to Boot Hill before we open to the general public.  Friday evening is for informal visiting at one of our restaurants or watering holes. Saturday evening join the Stonerose Board of Directors for a social hour, the annual membership meeting, and a casual dinner, followed by a scientific presentation. Sunday brings more digging before you head home.  If you aren’t a member yet, sign up for a membership online:


 or at the Interpretive Center in Republic, so that you can participate.

 Weekend Schedule

Friday April 26          8am-4pm  Member Digging at boot Hill

Saturday April 27    8am-4pm   Member Digging at boot Hill

      Fairgrounds meeting room-The Public is invited to attend

  • 5pm-6:30pm Social Hour & Silent Auction
  • 6pm-6:30pm Annual Membership Meeting
  • 6:30pm-7pm Pizza Dinner $15 *
  • 7pm-8pm Dr. Bruce Archibald   
    • Free presentation 
    • What’s New in Republic Fossil Insects” 

Sunday April 28       8am-3pm   Digging at boot Hill

*reservations required for dinner

Member Work Party! Join Stonerose’s own Gregg Wilson, “3G”, for a morning of protecting the “Corner Lot”.

The Corner Lot is Stonerose’s original fossil site, located across from City Hall. It is rich in primarily insect fossils, and it doesn’t get the activity that Boot Hill gets in the way of quarrying. This lot is owned by the City of Republic, but Stonerose has committed to protecting the site because of the treasures that may lie beneath.

Gregg is asking for help filling sandbags, and taking other measures to protect the site for the future. There will be time for some “flip and float” hunting, and you will be able to keep three of your finds from the site, after Dr. Archibald, our visiting paleoentomologist, inspects them.

The work party is scheduled for Saturday morning, April 27, from 9 am until noon. Participants must come sign in at the Center before proceeding to the Corner Lot. There is no cost to join this 3 hour work party, however donations are gratefully accepted.