"Mama and Baby Bones"

© Photographed September 5, 2016
Erected 2002 (refurbished 2012)
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.518090, -88.018279
44°31'05.1"N 88°01'05.8"W
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Mama and Baby Bones

Don Debaker
2002, 2012 (refurbished)
Recycled Metal Sculpture
These Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs made their debut outside the Neville Public Museum in 2002. Later named Mama and baby Bones, these sculptures have become emblems of the Neville's mission and identity. Like the Neville they are products of cooperation, generosity, talent and community support.

The sculptor, Don Debaker, was a boilermaker turned artist, [sic] who fused his love for art and his welding skills by making bird and butterfly sculptures. Inspired by his find of a large industrial-sized chain, perfect for a T-Rex backbone, Debanker began work on his first dinosaur.

A gift from Marguerite "Mugs" Gardner. Special thanks to Renco Machine Company, Inc. and Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
"Mama and Baby Bones" are located at the entrance to Neville Public Museum, located at 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303.

Wikipedia: Tyrannosaurus

The Neville Public Museum

See also, Mammoth / Neville Public Museum's "Tundra", also at this location.

"Mama and Baby Bones" are included in Wisconsin's Whimsical Roadside Attractions.


Dexter and "Baby Bones" hangin' out.





"Mama and Baby Bones" with "Tundra"

(now home to Titletown Brewery) in the distance.


"Mama and Baby Bones" are located at the entrance to
Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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