Fossil Fair

Delaware Valley Paleontological Society Fossil Fair
40th Annual Show and Sale
2019
Saturday, March 30th, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, March 31st, 10 AM to 4 PM

FOSSIL FAIR 2019

Fossil Fair is just about here once again.  On Friday, March 29th along with our friends with the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, we will be setting up for our 19th year at Lulu Shriners Temple Hall, 5140 Butler Pile, Plymouth Meeting, PA.  The show this year will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 30th & 31st.  

Included will be 2 dozen dealers specializing in minerals, gems, jewelry and of course FOSSILS. There will be displays presented by the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society and the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, the second oldest such organization in North America. There will be activities for kids, Scouts and adults alike. Admission is only $5.00 per adult. 

 Speakers – Our always popular speaker series will continue this year in The Merrymac Room. We have the following speakers scheduled:

2PM Saturday   Dr. Paul Olsen, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.  Paul’s interest and research examine patterns of ecosystem and extinction as a response to climate change over geologic time.  Paul is a native of New Jersey and as a youth, collected at the Riker Hill dinosaur footprint site.  He was later instrumental in that site becoming a National Natural Landmark.  

1PM Sunday   Dr. Ted Daeschler, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Ted studies Devonian deposits, the age of fishes.  His particular interest is how tetrapods evolved from fishes. He has worked extensively at the Red Hill, Pa site, discovering an early “limbed” fish. He has worked in arctic Canada where he discovered Tiktaalik roseae, a tetrapod with scales, a neck and legs.  Ted has recently returned from his second trip to Antarctica looking for fish and tetrapods in Devonian deposits.  His presentation is entitled, Exploring for Devonian-Age Fossils in Antarctica.  

The Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair will be held at the Shriners LuLu Temple
Directions ; From the PA Turnpike (I-276): Take Norristown exit 333. After tollbooth follow signs for Plymouth Rd. Turn right at bottom of ramp onto Plymouth Rd. Continue to “T” intersection at traffic light. Turn left onto Butler Pike. Go one mile bearing left at the “Y” intersection with Militia Hill Rd. Lu Lu Shriners Temple is on the right.

From the Blue Route (I476): Take exit 20. Follow signs for Plymouth Rd, bearing left. At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto Plymouth Rd. Continue to “T” intersection at traffic light. Turn left onto Butler Pike. Go one mile bearing left at the “Y” intersection with Militia Hill Rd. Lu Lu Shriners Temple is on the right.


Address: LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

5140 Butler Pike

This website is maintained by James DuHadaway.
All information or images disclosed herein are copyright © of the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society,
or are copyright © of their respective owners.
Comments