Sunday Matinee Films - "Life on the Land Series: Dinosaur Wars"

Event Details

Date: August 10, 2014

Time: 02:40 pm to 03:40 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700

Description

In the late 19th century, two rival paleontologists, Othniel Charles Marsh (1840-1897) and Edward Drinker Cope (1831-1899), wrestled over professional stature and public recognition for their discovery of 130 species of dinosaur that put American science on the world stage. What began with denigrating comments in scientific publications, led to espionage, the destruction of fossils, and political maneuvering that ultimately left both men alone and almost penniless. Produced by Mark Davis and Anna Saragend for American Experience in association with WGBH Boston. 60 minutes, documentary, not-rated.

Two showings: 1:30 & 2:40 p.m.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.