Fossils, exhibits, and other materials related to Gilboa.

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Gilboa Forest Exhibit- Black and White Print
The Gilboa Forest exhibit was the State Museum's largest display. It was 36 feet wide, 25-30 feet tall, and 16-18 feet deep. Running water added sound, giving it a sense of realism. Goldring sent images such as this to her colleagues and friends…

Modern Gilboa Fossil Display - Slice of Goldring
As of the time of this exhibit, May 2012, the New York State Museum has a pillar display about the Gilboa fossils that compares Goldring's interpretation of the Devonian forest to recent interpretations by museum staff. This image shows a partial…

Gilboa Roadside Fossils
A roadside exhibit in the spirit of Goldring's still exists. It was last renovated in 2001 and continues to be cared for by the Gilboa Historical Society. It is a source of pride in the community.

Large Fossil Embedded in Rock
Some recent finds are still encased in rock. This one sits outside of the Gilboa Museum as part of a display similar to the roadside exhibit.

Devonian Stump Specimens
Despite the decision not to move the Gilboa forest exhibit with the rest of the museum in the 1970s, the New York State Museum still owns several Gilboa stumps. Along with the other fossils that Goldring collected during her career, these serve as…

A Sketch of the Potential Roadside Exhibit
Goldring worked with Sidney K. Clapp, an engineer, to design a roadside exhibit in Gilboa. This is one of his sketches, as the layout of the final project was becoming clearer.

Forest Floor Feature
One of the fossils at the Gilboa History Museum is displayed upside down so that its root system and impressions of the nearby forest floor can be seen.

Goldring Notes Concerning Roadside Exhibit
Page one of a long document announcing the new roadside exhibit, likely a rough draft.

The New Devonian Forest
This is an artistic rendering of the Devonian forest by Kristen Wyckoff of the Gilboa Museum, based on instructions by Dr. Stein, a current New York State Museum paleontologist and spokesperson for the team of scientists who recently made new…

At the Roadside Exhibit
This is a photograph of Chelsea Robertson, the creator of this online exhibit.
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