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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.


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


Group plans preservation of quarry site by Barbara O’Brien and Michael Levy
Buffalo News 5/19/1993

Group seeking to preserve quarry launches campaign by Staff
Buffalo News 5/21/1993


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


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


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


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


Hoffa’s skeletal remains found in Penn Dixie site by Felice Krycia
Hamburg Sun 4/1/2004


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


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

Cavalcoli leaves Hamburg post after leading charge by Elmer Ploetz and Gene Warner
Buffalo News 12/30/2007


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


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


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


Thousands of fossils are ready for the taking! by Matt Bove
WKBW 5/13/2015