January 5 - 12, 2013
Farm Show Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg,PA
The theme for this year's Farm Show exhibit is the Archaeology of the French and Indian War. We will be showcasing the State Museum's excavations at Fort Hunter as well as excavations at Fort LeBoeuf, Fort Augusta and Fort Loudoun. A brochure detailing the archaeology of this time period will be available as will our 20' dugout canoe, waiting for a steady stream of visitors. Period re-enactors will be present to answer questions and tell stories of the era. Also, this year the Bureau for Historic Preservation's exhibit booth will be located directly across the aisle from our own booth, providing a united display for the PHMC.
August 31 - September 2, 2013
Kipona Festival City Island, Harrisburg,PA
The State Museum will have a stand on City Island during this year's Kipona Festival. As always we will feature the 20' dugout canoe as well as some of the replica tools that built it. We will also exhibit artifacts dating to as early as 8000 years ago that were found on the island during years of excavation by both the PHMC and the City of Harrisburg.
September 4 - October 6, 2013
Excavations at Fort Hunter Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, PA
In celebration of Archaeology Month the State Museum Archaeologist's, in conjunction with Dauphin County Parks & Recreation, will continue exploring the archaeology of the French and Indian War at Fort Hunter. Don't miss the opportunity to see science in action at this multi-component site (jargon for a site that represents or was occupied during more than one time period). The excavations at Fort Hunter will culminate with the Pennsylvania Indian Festival on October 6, 2013.
November 9, 2013
Annual Workshops in Archaeology -The Archaeology of the Civil War Era The State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg,PA
Join The State Museum of Pennsylvania as it continues its Annual Workshops in Archaeology Program (click here for a glimpse of the 2012 program). This daylong event will feature guest speakers sharing their knowledge on a variety of archaeological topics commemorating the sesquicentennial of the civil war.