Arts & Humanities

The Prehistoric Museum Announces 2024 Don L. Burge Day

PRICE, Utah — The Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum will celebrate the second annual Don L. Burge Day on June 26. The museum will offer free admission to the museum and activities to celebrate the birthday of the museum’s founder, who established the museum in 1961 and directed the museum for more than 40 years.

The Don L. Burge Day was created after Burge passed away in 2023. The museum will host several unique activities during the day, including:

  • Free milkshakes for museum members from 1-4 p.m. in the parking lot, provided by Tallies & Smallies. Patrons can sign up for membership in the museum lobby.
  • Cake and refreshments in the Don L. Burge room at 3 p.m., followed by an open folk music jam session. Museum attendees are encouraged to bring their banjo or other acoustic instruments and their voices to fill the museum with music.
  • Dinosaur-themed crafting activities for children from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Prehistoric Explorer’s Corner.
  • A scavenger hunt for the whole family throughout the museum. Those who complete the scavenger hunt in its entirety will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes, including a gift certificate to the gift shop, a free family membership, and a private tour.

The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum was recently reaccredited by the American Alliance of Museums. This is the highest level of national recognition for museums and signifies a commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. First accredited in 1991, the Prehistoric Museum remains the only AAM accredited museum in eastern Utah.

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Tim Riley
USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum


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