Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jewelry and Beading Class Saturday September 6th

A bead-working class is scheduled for Saturday, September 6th 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, September 2, 2014

SRAC Giving Campaign Option - Donate Items for Resale

First of all I want to thank all of you who generously support SRAC through donations, volunteerism and in so many ways - without all of you - we could not survive. We have a modest savings account and are working hard to continue to be open 5 days a week with 100% volunteer staffing - but because of all of you - we have never lost faith that we could keep our doors open and our mission alive! But we still need your help!

Many items in this case at the Co-op have been donated to SRAC to raise funds!
I just wanted to remind all of you that even though Waverly's Attic is over - we will still come to your home and pick up used furniture, household goods, stereo systems, old album collections, tools and even outdoor equipment or whatever else you may be thinking you want to get rid of but is just not ready to be put on the curb. This is because we are selling things every day now at the Crooked River Co-op - which I started last October and has become quite a popular shop with over 30 members that add inventory to the shop and paying a sales commission. This allows me to support SRAC in a new way - and that is by taking the items that you donate and selling them in the Co-op - and nt charging ANY SALES COMMISSION - but giving SRAC 100% of whatever we can sell your items for.

In fact in August, SRAC raised $593 dollars just at the Co-op on items donated and sold there! But this will only continue to work if we continue to get more items in to sell - So please help us by spreading the word and telling anyone who wants to get rid of anything that we can sell to contact us - And remember if it is too big for them to bring in themselves to just call me at 607-727-3111 and we will arrange a pick up.

Thanks for spreading the word and your continued support!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"I Wish You Could See the Style in Which We Live" - By Timothy Abel, PhD

Timothy Abel, PhD
Adjunct professor of anthropology at Jefferson Community College and SUNY Canton, NY by Timothy Abel, PhD will present  “I Wish You Could See the Style in Which We Live:” Archaeology of a War of 1812 Soldier’s Hut at Cantonment Saranac, Plattsburgh, NY at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY on Tuesday September 2nd from 6:30 - 7:30pm.

In the summers of 2012 and 2013, archaeologists and students from Clinton Community College conducted excavations at the Zagreb site, part of Col. Zebulon Pike's 1812-1813 winter cantonment in Plattsburgh, New York.  Excavations have revealed a modest structure roughly 12'x16' with several architectural features apparent.  Artifacts found in the cabin corroborate the documentary record of the camp's destruction in the summer of 1813, as well as giving details about the lives of soldiers that occupied it.  This evidence, combined with historical accounts, paints a picture of misery for the army camped there 200 years ago.

Admission donation for the presentation of $6 for general admission and $4 for SRAC members is appreciated. Doors open at 6pm with the opportunity for all visitors to tour the SRAC exhibit hall as a part of the night's event for free.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waverly's Attic This Saturday!



Waverly's Attic
Broad Street Waverly, NY
9am - 5pm
waverlysattic.com

Broad Street in downtown Waverly will be closed down for the 2nd annual Waverly's Attic event which is a fundraiser for the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC.) The event will take place from 9am-5pm on Broad Street in Waverly, NY between Pennsylvania Avenue and Waverly Streets this Saturday, August 9th and be filled with street vendors, free children's games and prizes, music, a Chinese auction, and many other things to do. A food court will also be setup to enjoy many food selections such as the chicken barbeque by the Railhouse Restaurant and other food vendors.

All of these activities will be centered around a huge street auction that will start at noon and will include antiques, household goods, and even some rare local collectibles.  Antique furniture, household goods, tools, and other collectables will be in this three hour auction - with a $500 valued Two Nights stay at a Marriott in NYC of your choice being the closing item for the day.
There is also a large Chinese auction occurring in the SRAC lecture hall starting the week before during normal business hours and the drawing will be at the end of the Waverly's Attic event.The Chinese auction has over 150 hundred items to take a chance on and include gently used and brand new items, many books from the SRAC gift shop, a PRADA and Coach purse and two brand new Vera Bradley bags, gift certificates from area businesses, and many toys for the kids. All proceeds benefit SRAC.

The event begins at 9 am and runs til 5pm. To learn more about the Waverly's Attic event, visit http://www.waverlysattic.com.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tuesday August 5th: Researching the History of a Defunct Congregation by Karen Guenther, PhD

Researching the History of a Defunct Congregation by Karen Guenther, PhD, Professor, Mansfield University
Tuesday, August 5th, 6:30 – 7:30pm
at SRAC, 345 Broad Street , Waverly, NY

(WAVERLY, NY) The next presentation in the “History’s Mysteries” series at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) will be "Researching the History of a Defunct Congregation" by Dr. Karen Guenther, Professor of History at Mansfield University. Guenther is also an archivist for Zion's United Church of Christ in Reading, Pennsylvania, which organized in August 1881 as Zion's German Reformed Church and closed in September 2010.  This presentation will discuss some of the interesting challenges faced and epiphanies realized while organizing the records of a congregation that began as a mission for early German immigrants in Pennsylvania. The presentation will take place from 6:30 – 7:30pm 0n Tuesday, August 5th at SRAC, located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.

A $6 donation admission fee is requested for all non SRAC members, $4 for SRAC members, and students attend all events free. Admission to the SRAC Exhibit hall is included in the admission and the public is invited to arrive early to enjoy the latest exhibits on display.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rare Local and Vintage Items Will Be Auctioned at Waverly's Attic


Watkins Glen Racing Memorabilia
The 2nd annual Waverly's Attic event is a fundraiser for the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) and
will take place from 9am-5pm on Broad Street in Waverly, NY on August 9th.  The event will cause the Broad Street to be closed from Pennsylvania Ave to Waverly Street and be filled with street and food vendors, free children;s games and prizes, music, a Chinese auction, and many other things to do. A food court will also be setup to enjoy many food selections being served by the Railhouse Restaurant and many other food vendors.

All of these activities will be centered around a huge street auction that will start at noon and will include antiques, household goods, and even some rare local collectibles. Some of these items include a band drum marked "1901 - Waverly," a wooden box with "Waverly Sugar Bowl," a banner from the centennial celebration of Waverly, NY in 1954, milk bottles from Towanda, Elmira, and other localities, an Ingersoll Rand plate, and Lehigh Valley Railroad memorabilia. Antique furniture, tools, and other collectables will also be in this three hour auction - with a $500 valued Two Nights stay at a Marriott in NYC of your choice being the closing item for the day.

There is also a huge Chinese auction occurring in the SRAC lecture hall starting the week before during normal business hours and the drawing will be at the end of the Waverly's Attic event.The Chinese auction has over 150 hundred items to take a chance on and include gently used and brand new items, many books from the SRAC gift shop, a PRADA and Coach purse and two brand new Vera Bradley bags, gift certificates from area businesses, and many toys for the kids. All proceeds benefit SRAC.

The event begins at 9 am and runs til 5pm. To learn more about the Waverly's Attic event, visit http://waverlysattic.com.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Waverly's Attic Event: Saturday August 9th