Beavers are completely designed for life around the water. They have special membranes across their eyes that act like goggles. Their fur is waterproof. Their feet, back feet, are webbed and they’ve got that flat tail that acts like a rudder.
Oktoberfest 2019 at Turtle Bay was a blast! Nearly 700 people came out to celebrate fall in newly renovated Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp with 14 local breweries paired with delicious food, local art, live music, costume contests, crafts, face painting, and more! Kids and adults of all ages explored Turtle Bay’s new outdoor playground and water feature areas while Black Vinyl 45 played all the hits in the outdoor amphitheater. Some guests even tried their hand at glass blowing their own works of art.
Ever wondered who Paul Bunyan really is and why we named a part of Turtle Bay Exploration Park after him? Our latest exhibition in the Mill Building in Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp explores the legendary logger and his connections to our region.
“The game is afoot!” as Sherlock Holmes would say. This “mystery” object was a popular contender for several months, finally winning the tournament to take the MVP position as Artifact of the Month.
Museums are responsible for caring for artifacts and objects of art, history, and science. Learn how Turtle Bay is preserving and digitizing our robust collection, with help from volunteers, in this behind-the-scenes blog!
At first glance, these four pages may not seem too compelling, but there is more here than meets the eye! What appears to be a stack of personal notes, jotted down in old-fashioned cursive, are actually records from court cases related to miners and land claims. The cases were conducted in French Gulch in the late 1800’s. Legal documents like these offer a glimpse into 19th Century life while also providing insight into the local affairs of 1890.