Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve would like to invite you to the 42nd annual Crafts Along the Creek Art and Craft Show, taking place during The Greater Rochester Heritage Days. Heritage Days is an outdoor event with a long tradition in the community. The show is held in Rochester’s scenic Municipal Park, providing a pleasant, family atmosphere. In the past, this festival has attracted over 20,000 visitors and includes: the Art and Craft show, musicians, Civil War Encampment, car show, Log Rollers, and a variety of other family-fun activities.
Dinosaur Hill marked its beginnings over 40 years ago when local residents recognized the potential of a forgotten piece of “unusable” land tucked in the corner of a developing subdivision. Through the joint efforts of these individuals, visionaries in the City government and educators at Rochester Community Schools the land was purchased by the City to be used for education and recreation. Over time, as the interest and need grew, more and more formal programs and school field trips were held on the preserve. It soon became apparent that there would be a need to be improve the facilities.
Through countless small fundraisers and much support from the local community, funds were raised over the years to build a bridge across the creek to connect the two “halves” of the preserve, build a small nature center, relocate an historic “little log cabin” and, most recently to build a small office and work area.