Winifred Goldring: Unearthing the World's First Forest

Like all scientists, Winifred Goldring (1888-1971) was well known for several projects and publications.  None reached such a wide audience, however, as her work on the "seed fern" fossils from Gilboa, New York.  Using the Gilboa project as a starting point, this exhibit explores Goldring's work from the field to the exhibit hall to discover what paleontology was like in the 1920s, especially for a woman. 

How Do I Explore the Exhibit?

Exhibit sections are listed at the top of every page of this exhibit.  Pages for the section you are looking at will be listed just below that. Click on any page or section title to go there.  Though the exhibit was designed to be studied sequentially from left to right, feel free to explore it in whatever order you wish.  

If you want to see larger versions of the photographs featured, click on them, scroll down, and click on the image again.


Created by Chelsea Robertson