"The Gallery of Creation: A Museum of Natural History"--a creationist Natural History museum (wait! There's more than one???) in Social Circle, GA--is going out of business with a spectacular bang: their entire collection is being sold at auction!
The now-defunct museum's website describes the collection thusly: "Our displays include a vast array of God’s creations such as minerals, rocks, fossils, seashells, fish, reptiles, animals, insects, butterflies, skeletons, flowers, meteorites, birds, and much more;" Museum highlights are listed as:
~One of the largest mounted butterfly exhibits in the U.S.~Full details follow for this truly unbelievable auction follow. This one (see above) looks almost too good to be true!
~A monstrous T-Rex skull~
~A 102 pound "touch feel" iron meteorite~
~Our robotic giant pandas, "Chang and May-lee"~
Contents of THE GALLERY OF CREATION, A Museum of Natural History INTERNET BIDDING AVAILABLETo find out more about the particulars of this auction, including full list of inventory, visit the Higgenbotham Auctionhouse website by clicking here. And yes, online bidding will be available! You can find out more about "The Gallery of Creation: A Museum of Natural History" by clicking here. To find out more about the still thriving Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky click here. All images from the museum website and the auction house website.
Friday and Saturday, June 25 & 26
Auction will be held on site:
The Gallery of Creation, 200 Village Circle, Suite A,
Social Circle, Georgia
10AM, Friday, June 25
Lot #'s 5,000 - 5,402
10AM, Saturday, June 26
Lot #'s 5,403 - to end
10AM-4PM Thursday, June 24 and 1 hour before the auction
Friday, June 25 - Two hours immediately following the auction
Saturday, June 26 - Two hours immediately following the auction
Sunday, June 27 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, June 28 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ALL ITEMS SOLD FOR IMMEDIATE REMOVAL
Higgenbotham Auctioneers is pleased to announce the sale of The Gallery of Creation, a museum of natural history, created by Joseph Hurt Studio, Inc.
The Gallery of Creation is designed to present examples of God's creations in such a beautiful manner as to inspire visitors with a greater appreciation for God's handiwork and a greater love for their Creator.
Joseph Hurt Studio, Inc., procured an impressive list of clientele, including: Disney World, Epcot Center, Kennedy Space Center, the Smithsonian Institution and more
Auction inventory will include the entire contents of the Gallery of Creation
Friday's Inventory will Include:
CONTENTS OF THE OLD CURATOR'S OFFICE, INCLUDING:
• gingerbread kitchen clock
• carved and decorated hippo teeth
• sabre tooth cast replica
• framed prints
• telegraph equipment
• authentic skulls
• mahogany hand-carved Chinese display case
• MUCH MORE!
FOSSILS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING:
• authentic mammoth teeth
• leaves fossils
• 3-pc dinosaur fossil
• wooly mammoth hair
• MUCH MORE
• animated elephant display
• rodochrosite of Argentina
• display cases
• staurlite crystal stone collection
• heart shaped gems
• dinosaur replicas
• crystal quartz
• obsidian collection
• malachite collection
• mummified cat from Egypt
• variety of minerals and stones
• pyrite collection
• animated pandas and display case
• mammals and sea life display cases
• oils on canvas
MUCH MUCH MORE!