Thursday, September 9, 2010
The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC,) reports two additional collections have been donated and placed under their stewardship. The collection was donated by Sally McQuay of Sayre, PA and was collected by her and her late husband George McQuay in Lycoming County near Williamsport , PA several years ago. The McQuay collection includes celts, blades, net sinkers, paint pots, game stones, and several stone tools and arrowheads. The second collection was donated by long time SRAC member, Richard Jackson. This collection includes research books and 60-some arrowheads that are sited and were collected from sites around Endicott, NY.
The collections have been named "The McQuay/SRAC Collection" and "Jackson/SRAC Collection" respectively and they both are already on display at SRAC along with thousands of local artifacts that can be seen during normal business hours. This makes a total of 15 collections that SRAC has been able to preserve to date.
SRAC's Ted Keir said, "This is how our museum has grown - by families donating their personal collections and entrusting SRAC to preserve it in their family name in order for future generations to enjoy them."
SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY and is open 1-5pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 11am - 4pm Saturdays. To learn more, visit www.SRACenter.org or call (607)565-7960.