PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Wally the life-sized stegosaurus has returned to his home in front of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield after more than a year away Monday.
Videos sent to 22News were provided by Berkshire Museum of the 1,200 pound fiberglass model arriving on a trailer and lifted into position by a large crane and then welded into place. The Stegosaurus was brought to Louis Paul Jonas Studios in Germantown, New York April 2020 to be refurbished. The studio made repairs to its tail, and a fresh paint job.
This comes one week before the museum opens up its newly renovated second floor.
WEB EXTRA: Wally arrives
WEB EXTRA: Wally returns to Berkshire Museum
The stegosaurus is now back on display that stands 12 feet tall and is 26 feet long. It was originally created by Louis Paul Jonas Studios in Hudson, NY. The fiberglass sculpture was the second made from a mold
created for the Sinclair Dinoland pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1964-1965. It has been on display outside the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for 30 years and moved to the Berkshire Museum in 1991.