Wolves & Wild Lands Family Day

Event Details

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm
Location: Museum of York County

Event Description:

NEW Summer Exhibit Opens for June 13 Family Day!  

10 AM — 2 PM
Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century: The Carolinas were home to Ice Age Dire Wolves; followed by Gray Wolves just six hundred years ago. In 1987, the Carolinas hosted the reintroduction of Endangered Red Wolves in North Carolina supported by breeding sites in South Carolina and across the country. Discover amazing stories behind these Carolina wolves; observe the skill of stone knapping (used by paleo-peoples for survival)

11:00 AM
View a new children’s show: “Max Goes to the Moon” in the Settlemyre Planetarium

12 PM & 1 PM
Guest Researcher Dr. Joey Hinton, from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, will share his insights on the Endangered Red Wolf Recovery Program at in the Museum’s Auditorium.

Family fun activities. Bring a friend! 


The story of wolves in North America is far-ranging, from the arctic tundra to the southwestern deserts and eastern woodlands and coastal plains. For every place where wolves thrive – or struggle to survive – the prevailing cultural and economic pressures continue to threaten and shape their ways of life. This exhibition provides a compelling, continental perspective on wolves today. Organized by place, the exhibit features taxidermy mounts, narratives, and graphics to highlights wolves from both human and natural-history perspectives. 

Complementing the exhibit theme will be additional wolf mounts, skulls and interactive components added by CHM. These additions will broaden the exhibit’s interpretive scope to include the prehistoric dire wolf and wolf species that once inhabited the Carolina Piedmont.

This traveling exhibit produced and toured by the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with the International Wolf Center in Minnesota. 

Sponsored by Harry and ‘Becca Dalton, Chappell Animal Hospital & Equine Services, Newport Veterinary Hospital, Inc. and White Rose Veterinary Hospital.