In the 1800s, as the area was settled, people noticed the large bones appearing out of the soil as it eroded after rains. It also had some important visitors:
The museum is very small, but it did have a few nice specimens. Almost all of the many bones removed from this site over the decades are in other museums.
There also was a display outside. I did not take the hiking trail because it was a mile long, and I had other things to do.
Nice part was seeing that the violets were in bloom!
I was reminded that the modern home I stayed in when I was an exchange student to the Netherlands long ago also had a root cellar, although they had a refrigerator in the kitchen, too. The cellar there had sand/earthen walls, and the Dutch family kept canned fruits and cheese down there. I was always amazed at how clean it was without insects or cobwebs. Like this old one, the temperature was always about 55 degrees.