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Ashfall to close temporarily

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, near Royal, is temporarily closed to the public for planned construction. The museum and park will reopen Aug. 19.

During the closure, crews will remove skylights and replace the roof over the Hubbard Rhino Barn. The skylights and roof had reached the end of their expected lifetime.

Exposed fossils will be covered with tarps and protective features to prevent damage.

Since guests will be unable to view the fossil bed during that time, the University of Nebraska State Museum opted to close the park.

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