The Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology is giving a shout out to all its friends and supporters.
The museum’s beloved Woolly the Mammoth has met with an accident. “While our hearts are broken, Woolly’s cranium, mandible, and one tusk is even worse,” Sherry Bauer, Roynon Museum’s director of education & special events told the Times-Advocate.
How did it happen?
“Unfortunately the wall anchors that were holding into the wall gave way after almost three years,” said Bauer. “ I came in yesterday morning to find it that way.”
The museum is implementing a fund-raising drive to help repair Woolly. “He is one of the favorites of our visitors and the hundreds of children that come through the museum each year. We knew it would be expensive to have him repaired and it is just not in our budget. So, he will be taken off display until we can raise the funds to have him fixed,” said Bauer.
If you or your children have enjoyed seeing him, the Roynon Museum is asking you to help with this effort? They need to raise a minimum of $3,000 to get him shipped, repaired and back on display; any amount will help.
All donations are tax deductible as the museum is an Educational 501(c)3, non-profit.
Available ways to donate are:
• send a check to: Roynon Museum, 457 East Grand Avenue, Suites 1-3, Escondido, CA 92025
• call or visit their website to donate by credit card RoynonMuseum.org
• stop on in to drop cash in the designated donation box