Friday, May 2, 2008

SRAC May 2008 Events!

We have some very exciting events coming up in May - so mark your calendars!

May 6, 2008 7-8pm- History’s Mysteries! Stone Piles by Ted Keir
It is not uncommon when hiking in local conservation lands, town forests, and state parks in northeastern United States to discover old stone cairns and stones piles. It is estimated that there over 100,000 just in New England alone. Who built them, when, and why? Ted Keir, local archaeologist and historian will take us back in time with a slide presentation and lecture on "Stone Piles." This is one of the great mysteries in both New York State and Pennsylvania. Presentation 7-8pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for SRAC members and children.

May 8th, 2008- 6-8pm The Frances Slocum Story - Frances Slocum, a white child of the American Revolution, was stolen from her Quaker family in 1778 by raiding Delaware Indians. Her family would not be reunited with her for nearly 60 years. The film production of the story documents history of Revolutionary War times in our region. Producer Bill Bachman and the actress who portrays Frances Slocum later in life, Florence Howanitz, will come to present the film and answer questions about this important piece of history. The film's musical composer /director /arranger, Jonathan Pineno, will also be with us and even doing demonstrations on the Indian flutes used in the film. Presentation is from 6-8 pm! Admission is $10 for the public, $8 for SRAC members, and $6 for children.

May 15th, 2008
Wildlife Rehab Series - Barb Cole and LIVE Animals! The SRAC Wildlife Rehab Series will be presented every third Thursday of the month starting in May and will include many topics throughout the year to include discussions on owls and other large birds, porcupines, deer, reptiles, bats, water fowl, garden birds and more! Live animals will be present every night! Doors will open at 6pm, event runs from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Admission is $3 for children under 18, $5 for adults and $3 for SRAC members.

May 19th, 2008 7-8pm SRAC and the Andaste Chapter of PA Archaeology Present – The Lamoka Site - Charles Van Buskirk Anyone who has collected artifacts in this region is quite familiar with points referred to as “Lamoka.” Charles Van Buskirk was born not far from Lake Lamoka. His natural curiosity later developed into a fascination with these ancient people which prodded him into a private research hobby. He made a trip to the Albany museum and photographed the Lamoka diorama and used his photos to produce large posters for use with his lectures. Presentation is 7 – 8pm, and admission is free to the public!

May 30th, 2008 6-8 pm - Kids Night Out ! Storyteller Night
Storyteller night will be presented by SRAC member Jack Andrus! Jack will come dressed in Native Indian costume and share interactive Native Indian children stories that all ages will enjoy! Authentic stories! Fun for all ages! Kids $3, Adults $5

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