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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wennawoods Publishing Donates 3rd print of EVERY BOOK they have published to SRAC

Ron Wenning looks at one of the several books donated.
Ron Wenning holds up one of the many maps donated
As many of you know, Ron and Kris Wenning have been supporters of SRAC for many years. Every year they donate many books for us to sell in our gift shop to raise funds, and they have genuinely been good friends and supporters since we started out over a decade ago...

Wennawoods Publishing specializes in rare and original books focused on the 17th and 18th century Eastern American frontier history.Visit their website here: http://wennawoods.com/cgi-bin/listpage.cgi?store=books

Since we have begun cataloging and stocking our Research Library over the past year, Ron and Kris have been in contact with me about their wish to donate 1 of every book they have ever published, and in fact - the THIRD printed book for each title - (their two kids got 1 and 2!) PLUS they donated EVERY MAP they ever printed as well. ALL of these are such a great addition to our Research Library! I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for us over the years!




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Commemorative Keychains

For any members that attended the annual luncheon this past Saturday before Drumbeats - the commemorative key chains have arrived (AND ARE AWESOME!)! Extras will be on sale in the gift shop for $3.99!Thanks again to all that attended!


Monday, October 27, 2014

“Sayre’s Ponds – Past and Present” By Jim Nobles 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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DrumBeats 2014 Key Chain

We are gearing up for the 11th annual DrumBeats Through Time at SRAC this Saturday October 25th. What a great event that is totally FREE to attend and is our way of thanking everyone who supports us throughout the year while celebrating our mission. This year we have our annual exclusive SRAC membership meeting from 11-12:30 which will include a surprise birthday party for Ted Keir who turns 90! (not a member ? join today!)

This commemorative key ring will be given to all attendees to the SRAC Membership Luncheon!

Then at 1pm the doors open to the public. Dr. Deeanne Wymer will start things off with start things off at 1pm with a presentation about the latest excavation she has been working on in Ohio, "The Snake Den Group” a newly discovered Hopewell hilltop enclosure site that has some strange and groundbreaking discoveries that may give us new insights about the Hopewell culture - AND this site also may help us to understand a well-known site in South Waverly, called Spanish Hill! After Dee's presentation, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Dancers take over with a presentation on Iroquois traditions and then their dancing begins! PLUS the SRAC Exhibit Hall is open for tours all day long as well!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience SRAC and our Native American past in this unique local museum that is recognized regionally for being the largest of it's kind and is in your own back yard!