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Ice age pundit to speak at Wheeler Opera House

A free talk will be given by Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant director of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, on Tuesday at the Wheeler Opera House.

Johnson will discuss the 2010-11 ice-age dig in Snowmass, during which he led an excavation team that uncovered thousands of prehistoric fossils and bones. The presentation is part of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association's conference taking place in Aspen and Snowmass. Also speaking are Michael Smith, director and CEO of the Nebraska State Historical Society, and Steven Wickes on the "Aspen Idea."

Johnson's presentation takes place from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

The event is free.

The regional museum conference draws museum professionals from a 10-state region in the heartland of America, including Colorado. The conference runs Sunday through Oct. 2 in Aspen and Snowmass.