Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SRAC Exhibit Hall

We have over 20 cases FULL OF ARTIFACTS!

On October 25th, 2008, SRAC officially opened its Exhibit Hall at our Center located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. The Exhibit Hall is jam-packed with thousands of locally found artifacts, most identified by the site they were found at. It is the largest display of locally found Native Indian Artifacts in the region!

How to View the Exhibits:
Exhibits are available to be viewed from 1-5pm Tuesdays through Fridays and Saturdays from 11-3pm. Admission fees are $3 for adults, $1 for seniors and students. SRAC members can view our exhibits during regular hours for free.

Would your group like to schedule a special visit to our Center?
We are happy to facilitate bus trips or educational tours. Presentations about our local history can also be added to the scheduled visit with advance notice and an additional donation of $1 per person attending if your group is not a school. Please contact us to learn more!

Teachers - Would you like to schedule a class trip to our Center?
We are happy to facilitate your class trip to our Center for free throughout the school year! All we ask is that you work with us to schedule this in advance. Please contact us to learn more!

SRAC/Safford Collection

Locally Found Artifacts

Highlights of Our Exhibits Include:

Pottery - a huge collection of different styles of pottery found in our region. If you want to understand the cultures that were in our area and when, the pottery is said to be one of the easiest pieces of evidence to use. We have several pots and hundreds of shards listed by site.

Lithic Library - one of two lithic libraries that we know of with over 100 types of materials that have been used to make our locally found stone artifacts and where that material was quarried. We also have several caches of trade material that was brought in from other regions of the country.

Spanish Hill - one whole case filled with actual artifacts found at this incredible site.

Basic Artifacts of Prehistoric life - In this display we exhibit the basic artifacts used by the people who lived here before the Europeans set foot on the continent. This will give you an insight into the way of life that existed here hundreds to thousands of years ago.

Artifacts by Site - thousands of artifacts are presented by the most well known sites in our region!

Artifacts by Collectors - SRAC is dedicated to acknowledging the collectors that donate their collections to us. Several cases are displayed with the collectors name and picture with it. If you would like more information about how to donate your collection to be shared at SRAC, please click here.

The Best of the Best - We have loaded one huge case with incredible unique pieces that would make any museum proud to own. From ornate bannerstones, pipes, and other items we have no official name for, this display will be sure to make you realize that the people that once lived here surely had better technologies and artistic talents than many thought possible!

Private Collections - We will also exhibit private collections of local artifacts that are rarely seen in public! If you are a private collector and would like to display parts of your collection at SRAC - please contact us.

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