Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NYS MACE to be on Display!

For SRAC Members Only...

For any of you that have been a member at SRAC over the years - you already know that we are the hardest working organization when it comes to providing rewards for our proud membership card olders. Another example of this will be at the 2010, 7th Annual SRAC DrumBeats to be held on October 2nd. The event opens for the public at 1pm, but members are invited to the annual membership luncheon meeting where we will give you access to see the only Mississippian Mace known to be found in New York State. This is the same mace that was in the lead article of the recent SRAC Journal that all members have received in the past week; and it may just be a key to unlocking more information about the origins of the great Susquehannocks that once ruled our region.

Other states such as Illinois and Missouri have museums with maces (that truthfully aren't as nice as this!) in their inventory, but they have informed me that that they are so rare and delicate that they are locked away and are seldomly available for public view. That is why we spoke with the owner of the mace and he has agreed to get it out of a safe at an undisclosed location just for our meeting between 11:30am and 1 and then it will again go back into a safe again. As you can see...this will most likely be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our members - and we wanted to make sure that you were aware of how significant the piece is and that you may never have the opportunity to see it again.

Not a Current SRAC Member?

Because of the special access we are offering - if you received a letter in the last SRAC Journal stating that your membership has run out, you must renew it before the meeting, or plan to do so at that time or I am sorry to say - you will not be allowed access to the membership meeting. If you are not currently a member of SRAC or need to reup your membership - you can do so today by clicking here.

I am so amazed at all of the accomplishments we have achieved each and every year, and we could not have done any of it without your support. I hope that you realize how much we value your membership and I hope that you can attend this very special event that we have planned for you this year.

SRAC DrumBeats Event Schedule

11:30 – 1:00pm : Exclusive Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon
1:00: Doors Open to the Public
1:30 – 2:30: DeeAnne Wymer, PhD, Bloomsburg Univ., “The Ohio Mastodon” as covered by National Geographic and Discovery Channel
3:00 – 4:00: Buffalo Creek Seneca Dancers: music, songs, culture, regalia, and friendship!
5:00: Doors Close

Admission to this event is free!

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