Impressions from a Lost World

April 1st, 2015 - March 31st, 2017 | PROJECT

The “Impressions from a Lost World” website and related public programs will tell the story of the 19th century discovery of dinosaur tracks along the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The significance of these fossils extended far beyond the emerging scientific community, as they exerted a profound effect upon American arts, religion, and culture that reverberates down to the present day. The website will use stories of real people to engage visitors to think about relationships between science and religion, amateur vs. professional scientific pursuits and the role of specialization, participation of women in science, and the impact of new scientific ideas on American culture. Website visitors will draw connections of these important humanities themes to current issues. Accompanying public programs will attract diverse audiences and build interest in the website.

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Timothy Neumann, Principal Investigator, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association


Funding Source: NEH
Funding Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Award Number: GI-228421-15
Funding Amount: $300,000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | History | policy | law | Life science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media