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Monday, December 2, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This presentation is sure to be enlightening ,entertaining and a “don’t miss” this holiday season (and on the seventh night of Hanukkah!) A general admission donation of $6 for adults and $4 for SRAC members is requested.(Free admission for all students everyday at SRAC.) Free admission to the SRAC exhibit hall is included in this donation. SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. For more information, visit www.SRACenter.org, email info@SRAcenter.org, or call the Center at 607-565-7960.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
(WAVERLY, NY) The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center of Native American Studies (SRAC) located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY recently hosted the entire fourth grade for the Waverly Area School District as a part of their American Indian studies curriculum. The field trip for over 125 students was broken up into a morning and afternoon session which allowed the five classes to take in the field trip in smaller groups. Each session included 4 stations to include “Hunting the Woolly Mammoth” with Ted Keir, “Native American Children Stories” by Jack Andrus, “Early Trade” with Dick Cowles, and even a rotation through the SRAC gift shop which is always popular with the kids.
SRAC Co-Founder Deb Twigg commented, “Doing field trips for the 4th graders in the area is one of the highlights for us. When the kids start coming in the door and Jack is dressed in Native American attire and pounding the drum, it still gets me every time.”
After the students finished the stations, they were gathered back in the SRAC lecture hall where they played the “Stump the Chump” contest where each team tries to stump the other teams on questions about what they learned throughout the event. This year the winning team won the opportunity to be involved with a Christmas art contest that will take place on Broad Street Waverly’s storefronts in tandem with this year’s Tinsel and Lights celebration by getting one of SRAC’s front windows to paint their scene on.
Twigg added, “Every year we try to do something bigger and better for the kids, and this year by adding the Christmas scene opportunity we hopefully are getting the sense of community added to what they learn at our field trips at SRAC.”
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Please consider giving what you can to the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center in 2013 – Our survival depends on you.
Ways to Give:
- Monetary Gifts
- Employer Matching Gifts
- Items for Resale*
*SRAC is selling donated antiques in the Crooked River Co-op and other donated items at an upcoming tag sale! Donate items anytime - it's tax deductible and allows us to keep doing what we do in the community!
Mail donations to:
SRAC Giving Campaign
SRAC is a 501c3 and donations to our organization are tax deductible. Need more answers? Please contact Deb Twigg, Executive Director and Co-Founder of SRAC at 607-727-3111
Saturday, October 26, 2013
|The migration paths that may have brought people across the Bering Strait Land Bridge. Photo: State Historical Society of North Dakota|
The common assumption is that these genes were picked up, mixed into the gene pool from European colonialists. But new preliminary research, reported on by Science Magazine, tells a different story. Some early Americans came not from Asia, it seems, but by way of Europe.
From the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years ago—the oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today’s Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or western Asia. The finding suggests that about a third of the ancestry of today’s Native Americans can be traced to “western Eurasia,” with the other two-thirds coming from eastern Asia.
Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/10/the-very-first-americans-may-have-had-european-roots/#ixzz2iqfl5AUH
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Half Moon: Henry Hudson ship from 1609
With over 50 years experience in underwater archaeology in the Finger Lakes region, Ron Heines will take us back to a time of the great ships like the "Half Moon" of Henry Hudson to the times of the "Horse Drawn Navy" - otherwise known as canal ships. Both historical and archaeological in nature, this presentation will show us the remains of these great ships now found covered in leopard mussels at the bottom of our great lakes.
A general admission donation of $6 is appreciated from the general public with students and SRAC members always attending SRAC events for free.
Visitors are invited to come early as there is limited seating for this event, and to take time to visit the SRAC Exhibit Hall for free before the presentation. A general admission donation is requested of $6, with SRAC members $4, and students free.
We want to thank Polly Steele for her generous donation of her Duncan Piphe dining room set. It is available to be looked at the Teaoga Building across the street (firehouse) and is also being advertised at the Crooked River Co-op.
We hope to sell that set at $1,200 and the mirror separately at $400. The buyer can claim this as a donation to SRAC too. Please share this with anyone who might be interested! Thanks!