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!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Drumbeats 2014 - Saturday October 25th!

The eleventh annual SRAC Drumbeats 2014 has been scheduled for Saturday October 25th at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. If you are an SRAC member and plan to attend this event - please RSVP by calling 607-565-7960. We are getting commemorative gifts for all attendees so we would appreciate it. 

The event start off with an exclusive SRAC Membership Meeting/Luncheon from 11-12:30pm and members are reminded to make sure to call the Center at 607-565-7960 in order to reserve your place(s) at this meeting in order to receive your special 2014 commemorative gift and other great prizes! SRAC Co-Founder, local historian, avocational archaeologist and rock and mineral specialist Ted Keir will also be celebrating his 90th birthday at this event as well.

If you cannot attend but would like to donate to the Ted Keir Fund which will be used to support Native American artifact collection preservation and exhibitions at SRAC, Just click here - you can use your PayPal account or any major credit card and is tax deductible.

The doors will open to the public at 1pm.The highlighted speaker will be SRAC's professional advisor, Dr.DeeAnne Wymer from Bloomsburg University who will be presenting “The Snake Den Group” a newly discovered Hopewell hilltop enclosure site that her team has been excavating in Ohio  that has many resemblances a well-known  site in South Waverly, called Spanish Hill.

Seneca Native American representative/ cultural speaker Richard Kane will be the second speaker at the event and will sharing Native American cultural and historical information while exhibiting many items for the audience to enjoy.

As it has become SRAC”s annual  tradition the event will close singing and dances by the authentic Native American " Seneca Buffalo Creek" dancers.

The event is free to attend and tours through the SRAC museum will be free throughout the day’s event. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Drumbeats 2014 - Saturday October 25th

The eleventh annual SRAC Drumbeats 2014 has been scheduled for Saturday October 25th at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.

The event start off with an exclusive SRAC Membership Meeting/Luncheon from 11-12:30pm and members are reminded to make sure to call the Center at 607-565-7960 in order to reserve your place(s) at this meeting in order to receive your special 2014 commemorative gift and other great prizes! SRAC Co-Founder, local historian, avocational archaeologist and rock and mineral specialist Ted Keir will also be celebrating his 90th birthday at this event as well.

The doors will open to the public at 1pm.The highlighted speaker will be SRAC's professional advisor, Dr. DeeAnne Wymer from Bloomsburg University who will be presenting “The Snake Den Group” a newly discovered Hopewell hilltop enclosure site that her team has been excavating in Ohio  that has many resemblances a well-known  site in South Waverly, called Spanish Hill.

Seneca Native American representative/ cultural speaker Richard Kane will be the second speaker at the event and will sharing Native American cultural and historical information while exhibiting many items for the audience to enjoy.

As it has become SRAC”s annual  tradition the event will close singing and dances by the authentic Native American " Seneca Buffalo Creek" dancers.

The event is free to attend and tours through the SRAC museum will be free throughout the day’s event. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jewelry and Beading Class Saturday October 11th

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 30, 2014

Drumbeats Through Time 2014 Set for October 25th



The eleventh annual SRAC Drumbeats 2014 has been scheduled for Saturday October 25th at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.

The event start off with an exclusive SRAC Membership Meeting/Luncheon from 11-12:30pm and members are reminded to make sure to call the Center at 607-565-7960 in order to reserve your place(s) at this meeting in order to receive your special 2014 commemorative gift and other great prizes! SRAC Co-Founder, local historian, avocational archaeologist and rock and mineral specialist Ted Keir will also be celebrating his 90th birthday at this event as well.

The doors will open to the public at 1pm.The highlighted speaker will be SRAC's professional advisor, Dr. DeeAnne Wymer from Bloomsburg University who will be presenting “The Snake Den Group” a newly discovered Hopewell hilltop enclosure site that her team has been excavating in Ohio  that has many resemblances a well-known  site in South Waverly, called Spanish Hill.

Seneca Native American representative/ cultural speaker Richard Kane will be the second speaker at the event and will sharing Native American cultural and historical information while exhibiting many items for the audience to enjoy.

As it has become SRAC”s annual  tradition the event will close singing and dances by the authentic Native American " Seneca Buffalo Creek" dancers.

The event is free to attend and tours through the SRAC museum will be free throughout the day’s event. 

Fall Flea Market to Benefit SRAC

There will be a Fall Flea Market at Dj’s Golf Course on Rte 60 in Chemung, NY with a portion of the proceeds used to raise funds for the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center every Thursday from 8am to 2pm while the weather permits. Twenty to forty vendors will be set up and food and refreshments will be available as well.

If you are a vendor and would like to set up at the flea market, call (607) 743-3537. Vendor setup fees are just $10.

Friday, September 26, 2014

History's Mystery's for October has been cancelled

Well our speaker cancelled and we are to busy planning Drumbeats 2014 to reschedule another presentation! See you at Drumbeats Saturday October 25th!