Sunday, June 28, 2015

Exciting News!

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are working really hard at SRAC to get ready for Waverly's
Attic on Sunday August 2nd. We will be closing the streets down again and we will have vendors and food and refreshments but we have a few new twists!

1.) This year we are having a huge rummage sale as part of the street event. SRAC is teaming up with the Crooked River Co-op members to have a huge spread in the center of the Broad Street area dedicated to this - with SRAC getting 100% of the sale amount that they make on items donated to sell! So if you have items that you want to donate before then please let us know for us to come pick up or you can drop off. Thanks!

2.) This year we have changed the auction a bit! 

  • the auction will be quite a bit upgraded in the quality of the items donated by local businesses and other supporters and we have included autographed memorabilia such as a boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali to bucket list trips such as a three day New Orleans Jazz & Dining experience with airfare and hotel included, a NASCAR Driver For a Day NASCAR Racing Experience and even a Golf Trip for two to Pebble Beach! Click here to see some of the items we have already! NOTE: Every few days or so I will add new items so it will be important that you check back from time to time!
  • the auction will also be a "transitional auction" - by that I mean between now and the event on August 2nd, I will be adding items online here:
  • two weeks before the event all items that are in the online auction will be available to view in the SRAC lecture hall
  • the online auction will end at midnight the night before the event (midnight Saturday August 1) and the highest bids will become the starting bids for the silent auction that will be live in our lecture hall until 2pm during the event.
  • the highest bids at the silent auction will again be the starting bids at the LIVE AUCTION run by auctioneer Henry Evans (who is truly a lot of fun to watch even if you don't bid!)
  • Remember that your bid may very well be the highest bid at any time, but will stand the chance of getting beat until the live auction at 2pm during Waverly's Attic.
~ Our hope is that by doing the auction this way that more people will participate and/or SHARE the online auction with their friends who may not be local and who would not be able to attend the event. So please share this email or a link to the auction to support our efforts! Thanks for whatever you can do!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waverly's Attic Auction

Waverly's Attic's Auction during our street fair on Sunday August 2nd is going to be amazing this year! We have some incredible items for the public to bid on from local businesses that are still coming in and some we have drummed up in other places! Here are just a few teasers - (the online auction will begin soon and you can see and bid on any of these great items and more! Or visit the event that day and place a bid!)

1.) A case of Alligier's House Wings sauces!

2.) Star Trek Original Cast Autographed Photo!

3.) A vintage jukebox from Kevin Smith's Amusements!

4.) Monterey CA golf trip for two with airfare and hotel included!


Stay tuned! And visit for more info!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jewelry And Beading Class Saturday June 13th!

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Copper Exhibit on Display at SRAC

A new display at SRAC has just been completed by SRAC's Don Hunt. Actual copper artifacts from Michigan. These are amazing and represent the only metal work accomplished by Native Americans before European contact. The copper was mined and then pounded into shape and sharpened or rolled to be the shape they wanted. Copper artifacts used in our area are also on display in our museum as well! We are open 1-5 Tuesday's thru Friday's and Saturdays 11-4. Admission is free.

Friday, May 22, 2015


Feeling blessed. SRAC just received a generous donation of many tools to sell to raise funds by John Howe during our Spring Cleanup fundraiser. Many are brand new in the box. I have included the list of items that we have with pricing and many pictures here. They are available at the Crooked River Co-op. (Open EVERY DAY 10 - 6) Take ten percent off pricing if you tell us you saw it here on Facebook. OR if you are a current SRAC member - take 20% off any item we have on the list! You can call me with questions - 607-727-3111. SORRY - I CANNOT HOLD ANY ITEMS - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

“Visions of Teaoga” to be presented at SRAC June 2nd

Author Jim Remsen will present “Visions of Teaoga” at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center,(SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30pm.Books will also be available at this event and are in the SRAC gift shop.

Remsen spent most of his award-winning career in daily journalism at one of the country’s most distinguished newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since his retirement from newspaper work, Jim has pursued his keen interest in history -- with a focus on underappreciated aspects of our nation's local history.

His book, “Visions of Teaoga” is a historical novel that has its readers sitting in on an Indian storytelling circle centuries ago, and joining a girl today who visits the same spot - and hears the whispers of its powerful history. As he explains, “Anyone studying early America comes face to face with how spotty the historical record can be, especially when dealing with the Indian world. Since the Iroquois and related tribes did not keep written histories at that time, we are generally dependent on the chronicles of Europeans. Unfortunately, those accounts were frequently slanted, ill-informed, or simply sketchy. And while prominent leaders such as Red Jacket and Teedyuscung got adequate mention in the official records, lesser-known ones like our Esther & Eghohowin remained on the margins. All too often, this has resulted in a grabbing at straws, in conjecture and rumor sometimes hardening into accepted truth, and in lore too often substituting for proven fact. Over the years, unsubstantiated and contradictory stories took hold about E & E’s backgrounds, actions, whereabouts, and even deaths. During the Revolutionary War years, as race hatred was growing, depicting Esther as the bloodthirsty “Fiend of Wyoming” may have served a propaganda purpose for settlers, but her exact role in the atrocity is actually far from clear.”

Doors open at 6pm and admission to the SRAC museum is included in your $6 donation to this program (SRAC members always receive a discount at $4 and students attend for free!) History’s Mysteries at SRAC will be presented at SRAC every first Tuesday of the month.

Monday, April 13, 2015

SRAC Spring Cleanup Drive

SRAC is hosting a Spring Cleanup Drive: It's that time of the year when you just want to clean out the house and garage and get rid of all of the clutter ! Call SRAC at 607-565-7960 and we will come and pick up items that we can sell to raise funds and help you clean out! From outdoor equipment to used furniture, old record albums, vintage items, collectables and even vehicles - just give us a call and you can claim whatever we sell your items for on your next years taxes! Thanks for whatever you can do to help our museum! We are all volunteers trying to keep the largest museum of Native American artifacts in the region open - and with your help we can!