The installation of the replicated skeleton of Caesar the Allosaurus began at Sheridan College Monday. Caesar will greet visitors and students from the second floor of the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.
After the exhibit is completed the dinosaur will be unveiled during the Sheridan College VIP dinner on Sept. 28 and a public open house from Monday, Sept. 30 to Friday, Oct. 4. The 12’6” mounted replica is based on molds made of the original Caesar found in a dinosaur quarry near Buffalo. It was originally a teaching site until the discovery of teeth in 1993. That discovery began the excavation of what is now known as the Allosaurus site.
From the start of excavation 40 percent of the skeletal remains have been found. These remains were taken to Michael Holland Productions in Bozeman, MT to be replicated for this installation in the new center. The skeletal replica of Caesar is a $150,000 project. First Federal Savings Bank made the first contribution to the project. The S. K. Johnston Family Fund, the Nickerson Family Foundation, and the David B. Jones Foundation also made significant contributions to the project.