By Amy Melvin

White Pine Public Museum

The White Pine Public Museum has recently completed a new display that incorporates the short faced cave bear.  Local artist John Steinauer and Boy Scout Troop 289 painted a life size drawing of the bear which has been hung on the east side of the main museum building.  The exhibit helps visitors get a sense of just how large the bear was standing on two feet.  Visitors to the museum may stand next to the painting to compare their size with the bears.  This exhibit also offers a great opportunity for photos.  John Steinauer will be finishing up the project soon by adding measurement lines in increments of several feet to help visitors see just how large this prehistoric bear really was.  Steps will also be placed at the base so visitors can be level with the base of the bear.  The bear is visible from Aultman street as you are driving west.  The project is expected to be completed in a few short weeks.

Courtesy photos (Top) Artist John Steinauer drew an outline for the White Pine Public Museum’s new scale Cave Bear painting and cub scout troop 289 members helped fill in the color. (Bottom) Larry Martin, Holly Wilson and Bill Wilson put up the 10 foot tall illustration of the now extinct species of bear outside the museum.

Courtesy photos
(Top) Artist John Steinauer drew an outline for the White Pine Public Museum’s new scale Cave Bear painting and cub scout troop 289 members helped fill in the color. (Bottom) Larry Martin, Holly Wilson and Bill Wilson put up the 10 foot tall illustration of the now extinct species of bear outside the museum.