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Besser Museum hosts Fall Harvest Fossil Fest

ALPENA, Mich — Besser Museum has some fun planned for community members this weekend, with its fall harvest fossil fest. The day will be dedicated to exploring the history of the area and indulging in the flavors and activities of fall. Education Coordinator at the museum, Amanda Kucharek, says there will be handful of activities for the whole family to choose from.

“We’re going to have some music, we’re going to have fresh apple cider to taste, and we’ll also have some fossil hunting.”

Alpena’s historic houses and facilities on the museum grounds will also be open for viewing throughout the day, but one of the most interesting aspects of the event is exploring fossils that contribute to the area’s concrete industry.

“You’ll get to ride a bus from the museum to the quarry, get to go and see where all the rocks and limestone come from, and then we’re going to the World Center for Concrete Technology at ACC, so you’ll see how that limestone gets processed into the concrete that we talk about today.”

There will also be fudge making class and other fun activities to partake in. Admission to the museum will only cost $1 on Saturday, so you don’t want to miss out. For info, visit bessermusem.org.