Menu Contact/Location
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Restoring “Dippy” the Dinosaur

February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Restoring “Dippy” the Dinosaur

Lucas Markantone
Markantone Painting
Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has commissioned Lucas Markantone to carefully restore the iconic sculpture of the Diplodocus Carnegii dinosaur on the grounds of the Carnegie Institute and Library complex in Oakland. Through this presentation, Lucas Markantone will give a behind-the-scenes look at the intricate details entailed in the restoration of the life-size fiberglass model dinosaur, which was created in 1999 by the Carnegie Museums as a tribute to Andrew Carnegie.

Mr. Markantone of Markantone Painting— a Pittsburgh-area painting company with over 50 years in residential and commercial projects— will also field any painting questions related to the restoration of old and historic houses as part of the question-and-answer session of this presentation.

This presentation is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527


February 27, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
+ Google Map
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633