Monday, June 8, 2009

Ted Keir Presents "Pottery Types Found in Our Region" June 15

The next free admission night at SRAC will be Monday June 15th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. SRAC's Co-Founder, Ted Keir will be presenting "Pottery Types Found in Our Region." The slide presentation is filled with unique pottery found in our region as well as the Wyoming Valley, Lock Haven, Carbon and Lancaster Counties. Several huge pots will be shown that held as much as 48 quarts.

Keir, who is a well respected local historian and archaeologist for well over 50 years has done considerable research on the ceramics of both New York and Pennsylvania as this presentation will illustrate. As a result of his extensive experience at excavations in our region, he will give many personal stories on the pieces that will be presented.

The presentation will also be a kick-off for the upcoming SRAC Pottery Symposium and Roundup on Saturday, August 15th. This event will combine incredible private collections of pottery brought together for one day at SRAC to create the LARGEST pottery exhibit in the region for a day. Meanwhile we have professional speakers, Dr. Bill Engelbrecht, (president, NYS Archaeology) and Dr. Jon Hart, Director of Research and Collections at the NYS Museum who will talk to us about the newest research used on the pottery found in our region. You can download a flier here.

I hope that you consider attending this important event as we continue to learn more and more about the incredible pottery found right here in our region. If you are a collector and want to securely display your pottery please contact Ted Keir at 570-888-2718 to learn more.

The meeting serves as a joint meeting of the Andaste Chapter of Pennsylvania Archaeology and SRAC and the public is invited to attend and learn more about the Native American pottery that was found in our region. There is additionally free admission to the SRAC Exhibit Hall filled with thousands of locally found artifacts and the gift shop filled with many incredible pieces created by local artists will also be open throughout the event. Please plan to arrive early to enjoy all that SRAC has to offer on this free night of education and entertainment.

SRAC is located at 345 Broad St., Waverly, NY. For more information about events at SRAC, visit, email, or call 607-565-7960.

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