Monday, August 22, 2016

SRAC IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS !


SRAC IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS !

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US IN OUR GIFT SHOP. No experience needed. Great experience, good people, always something going on!

Contact Deb Twigg at 607-727-3111 for more info or contact me via Facebook. Please share!

History of The Mason Dixon Line to be Presented Tuesday September 6th

Todd Babcock at Mason-Dixon line "Crownstone"
(Waverly, NY) The “History of The Mason Dixon Line" will be presented by Todd Babcock at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:30 - 7:30pm. 

From 1763 to 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon marked out a long-disputed boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland. They cleared a swath up to 9 yards wide through the frontier forest and set 500 pound stone markers at every mile.  Little did they know that the result of their efforts would become the most famous boundary in US history.

Todd Babcock,local surveyor and president of the Tioga Point Museum, has made it part of his life's work to preserve the Mason-Dixon Line and its history for generations to come. As a charter member of the Mason & Dixon Line Preservation Partnership, Todd has worked to inventory the marker stones and replace those that have been lost to time. His work has united his skill as a professional land surveyor with his appreciation of history. Learn more about the Mason-Dixon Line and the efforts to preserve it at this public presentation.

Museum opens at 6pm with admission donations of $4 for SRAC members and $5 for general public accepted at the door.

Friday, July 29, 2016

This Tuesday Night: Susquehanna River Expedition”, will be presented by Deb Twigg

The 100th anniversary of the "Susquehanna River Expedition”, will be presented by Deb Twigg, cofounder of the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, August 2nd,  2016 - 6:30 – 7:30pm.

100 years ago, in the summer of 1916, Warren K. Moorehead formed a controversial expedition of the Susquehanna River and the Native American sites found there. SRAC's executive director, Deb Twigg will tell this story of the expedition that started at the mouth of the Susquehanna in Cooperstown, NY to the Chesapeake Bay and met with local historical societies and antiquarians to learn more about the Native Indian cultures, and it would be the Murray Farm in Athens PA that in the end would be the most significant site of the whole trip.

Twigg added, "Personally, I remember years ago - going in to the Spaulding Library and into the locked glass case to get my hands on this book for the first time.....This is a VERY important event for our Valley - and OUR VALLEY is the highlight of this book...ALSO - one of the people that traveled with this group was a young man by the name of Ellsworth Cowles...who would later become one of our co-founders at SRAC."

With letters from the actual people who were involved in the expedition including Moorehead himself, as well as official reports, and many pictures, Twigg will share a very informative and entertaining report.

The doors will open at 6pm, with the program running from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Admission is $6 Adults, $4 for SRAC members and students. The public is advised that the SRAC gift shop and exhibit hall will also be open during this time as well and to please consider arriving early to browse these areas before the program.

For more information, call 570-565-7960 or email info@sracenter.org.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The 100th anniversary of the "Susquehanna River Expedition” to be presented

The 100th anniversary of the "Susquehanna River Expedition”, will be presented by Deb Twigg, cofounder of the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, August 2nd,  2016 - 6:30 – 7:30pm.

100 years ago, in the summer of 1916, Warren K. Moorehead formed a controversial expedition of the Susquehanna River and the Native American sites found there. SRAC's executive director, Deb Twigg will tell this story of the expedition that started at the mouth of the Susquehanna in Cooperstown, NY to the Chesapeake Bay and met with local historical societies and antiquarians to learn more about the Native Indian cultures, and it would be the Murray Farm in Athens PA that in the end would be the most significant site of the whole trip.

Twigg added, "Personally, I remember years ago - going in to the Spaulding Library and into the locked glass case to get my hands on this book for the first time.....This is a VERY important event for our Valley - and OUR VALLEY is the highlight of this book...ALSO - one of the people that traveled with this group was a young man by the name of Ellsworth Cowles...who would later become one of our co-founders at SRAC."

With letters from the actual people who were involved in the expedition including Moorehead himself, as well as official reports, and many pictures, Twigg will share a very informative and entertaining report.

The doors will open at 6pm, with the program running from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Admission is $6 Adults, $4 for SRAC members and students. The public is advised that the SRAC gift shop and exhibit hall will also be open during this time as well and to please consider arriving early to browse these areas before the program.

For more information, call 570-565-7960 or email info@sracenter.org.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tonight - Tuesday July 5th!

Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, 
by David Gutkowski
Tuesday, July 5th  
At SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
from  6:30 - 7:30pm

Dave Gutkowski has been giving lectures and presentations at various archaeology meetings and state conventions and has traveled as far as New Hampshire to present the site to audiences and professionals.  He has recently been invited to speak in Europe at an international gathering of archaeoastronomy professionals.

Dave will discuss and share a video presentation about a recently found stonehenge-like site with rock shelter called Council Rocks in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   Mr. Gutkowski is an avocational archaeologist who has been researching the site since its discovery in 2007.  Council Rocks appears to be an archaeoastronomy site, ceremonial in nature and used to track the sun's passage while marking the four seasons. Dave dates the site to 1825 BCE with a significant modification at 125 BCE. The video he produced compresses nine years of his research into a twenty minute film. While its precise location is still confidential, he expects this site to be a substantial find for our area in years to come.  In addition to the film, Dave will discuss more recent developments at the site and current research of an associated rockshelter.

Doors will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4 - Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

History's Mysteries at SRAC: Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, by David Gutkowski Tuesday, July 5th

Council Rocks Archaeoastronomy Site, 
by David Gutkowski
Tuesday, July 5th 
At SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
from  6:30 - 7:30pm

Dave Gutkowski has been giving lectures and presentations at various archaeology meetings and state conventions and has traveled as far as New Hampshire to present the site to audiences and professionals.  He has recently been invited to speak in Europe at an international gathering of archaeoastronomy professionals.

Dave will discuss and share a video presentation about a recently found stonehenge-like site with rock shelter called Council Rocks in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   Mr. Gutkowski is an avocational archaeologist who has been researching the site since its discovery in 2007.  Council Rocks appears to be an archaeoastronomy site, ceremonial in nature and used to track the sun's passage while marking the four seasons. Dave dates the site to 1825 BCE with a significant modification at 125 BCE. The video he produced compresses nine years of his research into a twenty minute film. While its precise location is still confidential, he expects this site to be a substantial find for our area in years to come.  In addition to the film, Dave will discuss more recent developments at the site and current research of an associated rockshelter.

Doors will open at 6pm and admission is $5, SRAC members $4 - Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dr. DeeAnne Wymer, PHD joins SRAC's Board

SRAC is proud to announce the addition of Dr. DeeAnne Wymer, author, professional anthropologist and professor at Bloomsburg University to our board of directors.

Dr. Wymer is a nationally renowned anthropologist and a highly regarded specialist in Hopewell "Mound Builder" research. If you have attended any of our annual events, Dee has been a presenter and attendee quite regularly and has been a great support for our organization for many years. As a result, I am very honored to announce her acceptance to our invitation to be an official SRAC board member, and we look forward to the leadership and scientific expertise that she brings to our organization.

Dee has also arranged for Bloomsburg to team up with SRAC this year to begin an archaeological internship which will begin at SRAC June 1st and run throughout the summer.  The internship will be a part of a local archaeological excavation at which we will offer a public field school weekend in the fall where members and their families can join us as well.

If you are not currently a member or your membership has not been renewed, please visit our website and renew online here:
https://sracenter.wordpress.com/memberships/

OR: You can also download and mail in a form with payment here: https://issuu.com/sracenter.org/docs/membershipform/1

OR: You can also stop in 1 - 5pm Tuesdays through Fridays or Saturdays 11 - 4pm.

Thanks everybody I will be doing a news release as well but I wanted you all to be the first to know!