Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jewelry and Beading Class at SRAC March 14

A bead-working class is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Damaged Clovis Donated to SRAC


One of the earliest cultures in North America has been named "Clovis" after a type of spear point found at Clovis, New Mexico. While these points dating as far back as the Ice Age (10 - 12 thousand years ago) have been found in the Twin Tiers region, they are very rare and are prized possessions of the collectors who find them. As a result, when the staff at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) received a donation of a small coffee can filled with broken points they were surprised to find what looks like a broken Clovis point in the mix. The points were donated by the family of John Featherson, of Waverly, NY who collected along the Chemung River.

A display is already on exhibit at the museum on Broad Street in Waverly, and shows a distinct notch (fluting) in the flint point that is created solely by the early hunters in North America. The point is also very thin in comparison to later arrow points which is also a classic characteristic of the Clovis point as well.

Executive Director, Deb Twigg added, "These points are so rare that we have just one in our collection of thousands of arrow points that we have from our region. To consider that these stone spear points were used to hunt large mammals including bison, horse, deer, elk, mastodon, and mammoth is quite incredible. We want to thank the Featherson family for donating their dad's collection to us so that we could preserve it and allow the public to enjoy such a rare piece of our prehistoric past."



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jewelry Class Cancelled

The Jewelry class scheduled for Saturday Feb. 14th has been cancelled.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jewelry and Beading Class Scheduled fo January 10th

A bead-working class is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jewelry and Beading Class this Saturday - December 13th

A bead-working class is scheduled for Saturday, November 8th at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jewelry Class This Saturday November 8th!

A bead-working class is scheduled for Saturday, November 8th at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Jim Nobles Presents: Sayre's Ponds Tuesday, November 4th

Caption – Round Pond was located along Hayden Street in Sayre as part of the recreation complex of Coleman Field   At one time a water fountain was placed in the center of the pond with water spraying to its edges.  Playground equipment surrounded the pond.
“Sayre’s Ponds – Past and Present” will be a presentation about the various ponds found throughout Sayre at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY from 6:30 - 7:30 on Tuesday, November 4th.  The ponds, having been part of the community’s landscape since before its founding, have had an interesting history.

Sayre historian Jim Nobles will present the program.  He is a life-long resident of the Valley and has a longtime interest in local history and especially the history of Sayre.  In preparing the program, Jim made use of the writings of long-time local newsman Paul Seibel, the edited memories of Ruth Tozer Bixby of the Sayre High School science department, Elizabeth Wilcox’s book, Sayre and Early Valley History, and his own collection of photographs.

Only Island Pond and Packer Pond, of all of Sayre’s ponds, located on opposite sides of West Lockhart Street, remain today.  Island Pond and surrounding area has become an attractive park after many years of neglect.  On the other side of the street, Packer Pond has been reduced in size significantly over the years between efforts at filling it in and claiming portions of it for parking at the medical facility.  Both ponds have been part of Sayre’s landscape throughout the borough’s history.

But Sayre had four additional ponds.  All have disappeared from the scene and are now fading from memory, although at one time they were well-known features of the town. Jim's presentation will tell the story of these ponds and show rare pictures of each as he takes us all down memory lane, Sayre, PA.

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Caption – Round Pond was located along Hayden Street in Sayre as part of the recreation complex of Coleman Field   At one time a water fountain was placed in the center of the pond with water spraying to its edges.  Playground equipment surrounded the pond.