November 6, 2013
<<Note the date change from October 30 to November 6!>>
Archaeology Day at the Capital Harrisburg, PA
In the East Atrium of the State Capitol, the Section of Archaeology will have an information table emphasizing the contributions of archaeology to our society. This is an opportunity to interact with our legislators and promote the preservation of archaeological resources in the Commonwealth.
November 16, 2013
<<Please note the date change from the 9th to the 16th!>>
Annual Workshops in Archaeology -Archaeology of a Troubled Nation (1775-1865)
The State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg,PA
The Archaeology Section of the State Museum of Pennsylvania invites you to attend the annual Workshops in Archaeology on Saturday November 16, 2013. This popular program is offered to the public as an overview of the archaeological discoveries in Pennsylvania relative to this formidable era in our nation's history. Archaeology provides a unique opportunity to enhance or correct the historic record and provides evidence of the daily lives of individuals and events often omitted by historians. Presentations will include an examination of the evidence of living conditions for soldiers at Valley Forge, to the secret network of the Underground Railroad. This is an opportunity to learn about our rich archaeological heritage in Pennsylvania and the improtant role we played in our nation's development.
Additional offerings will include an artifact identification session and an opportunity to visit the Civil War Gallery exhibit Objects of Valor. Participants may share their archaeological discoveries with staff from The Bureau for Historic Preservation who will provide assistance and information in recording archaeological sites, an essential task in protecting and preserving our archaeological heritage. A reception at the close of the sessions will provide an opportunity to meet with presenters and staff in the Anthropology and Archaeology Gallery of the State Museum. It is open to the public; a small registration fee is required. Please click here for a link to the brochure or visit our website for more information.
January 4 -January 11, 2014
Farm Show Farm Show Complex Harrisburg, PA
The theme of this year's archaeology exhibit is The Archaeology of a Trouble Nation -1775-1865. This event is held in cooperation with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc and the Pennsylvania Archaeological Council. With over 500,000 people visiting the Farm Show, this is our largest public outreach event of the year. It provides a great opportunity to interact with people while promoting the preservation of archaeological resources. We need your help. Please contact Kurt Carr at (717)783-9926 if you are interested in volunteering.