Natural History Museum announces fall hours

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JOHNSON CITY (August 28, 2013) – New hours for fall and winter will go into effect after Labor Day (Sept. 2) at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site.

The museum will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Labor Day, which is the final day for visitors to view the current traveling exhibit, “Peanuts … Naturally,” featuring the “Peanuts” comics of Charles Schulz.

After that, the museum will be closed on Mondays, but open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The ETSU and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center continually showcases the Gray Fossil Site and its unique ecosystem.  Weather permitting, visitors may continue to observe live excavations at the Gray Fossil Site through October.

In addition to the permanent and temporary traveling exhibits, many special events are held at the museum, including a monthly speaker series and “Fossil and Artifact ID Nights” every other month, as well as ongoing youth programs.

The museum is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26.  For more information, call (866) 202-6223 or visit

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