The Hays Public Library will host a screening of the film “Thof’s Dragon” on Jan 5. 

Thof’s Dragon is a docudrama filmed in Logan and Wallace Counties that tells the story of the discovery of an Elasmosaurus Platyurus in Wallace County in 1867 during the height of the Indian Wars. The fossil was discovered by Fort Wallace surgeon Theophilus Turner and is considered one of the more significant finds of paleontology in Kansas.

Screenwriter and director Deb Goodrich and Ian Trevethan from the Sternberg Museum will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions about the discovery. The screening will be held on Saturday, January 5 at 1:00 pm in the Schmidt Gallery.

You can find out more about this and other library programs by visiting the library’s online calendar at or by calling (785) 625-9014.