History

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The Hamburg Natural History Society was incorporated in 1993 and received 501(c)3 status in 1994. Follow our three decade journey through our timeline and press clippings.

1990

Drive seeks to preserve fossil site: Hamburg quarry considered valuable by Matt Gryta and Tom Ernst
Buffalo News 3/4/1990

Hamburg should act to preserve fossil site by Elizabeth Gonsiorek
Buffalo News 10/7/1990

1995

Hamburg OKs buying fossil quarry site by Gene Warner and Tom Ernst
Buffalo News 2/27/1995

Town board, natural history society on quest to save Hamburg fossil trove by Carolyn Raeke and Tom Ernst
Buffalo News 8/18/1995

1996

Volunteer cleanup set May 11 at Penn Dixie Quarry Site by Barbara O’Brien
Buffalo News 5/1/1996

Experience proves out-of-this-world by Gerry Rising
Buffalo News 5/6/1996

Fossils draw international crowd
Hamburg Sun 10/10/1996

1997

Quarry’s popularity spurs need for guides by Barbara O’Brien
Buffalo News 4/18/1997

Can you dig it? Hamburg quarry was old when dinos were young by Tim O’Shei
Buffalo Business First 6/30/1997

2001

Digging into the past at Hamburg quarry by Mike Vogel
Buffalo News 12/1/2001

2005

East Hill backs expansion of Penn Dixie Site
Buffalo Business First 1/13/2005

2007

Penn Dixie raises $100k-plus in expansion quest by David Bertola
Buffalo Business First 12/28/2007

2011

Forum to discuss natural gas drilling by David Bertola
Buffalo Business First 2/28/2011

A step back in time by Jack Foran
Artvoice 6/2/2011

2012

Penn Dixie quarry thriving year-round by Barbara O’Brien
Buffalo News 12/15/2012

Learning open air by Catherine Colmerauer
Buffalo Business First 9/7/2012

Hands-on science is Penn Dixie goal by Catherine Colmerauer
Buffalo Law Journal 9/17/2012

2013

They’ll never run out of fossils at Penn Dixie by Barbara O’Brien
Buffalo News 10/13/2013