Friday, December 3, 2010

December Events at SRAC

There's ALWAYS something going on at SRAC!

Jewelry & Beading Class
Sat, December 4, 11:30am – 1:30pm

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Local lapidary Ellen Sisco is an artisan who is very knowledgeable about working stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials into decorative items. On Saturday, Dec 4th, Ellen will conduct a class at SRAC in basic beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace. Precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of beads that the attendees will be able to choose from. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25.

Examples of the jewelry that can be made can be seen here - but it is totally up to what your imagination brings to make your own design!

RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing

SRAC's Event Calendar - click here. (this event calendar is updated often so bookmark it now!)

America's Golden Age of Toys
Tue, December 7, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Get in the mood for Christmas as we present, "America's Golden Age of Toys," by Tioga County Historical Society's Tom McEnteer.

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) is proud to present "America's Golden Age of Toys", by Tioga County Historical Society's Tom McEnteer. Collector, antiquarian and researcher of toys in America, McEnteer will display almost forgotten and very rare antique toys and give a very informative presentation including general toy history, with the focus on toys of the 1930's through the early 1980's. Tentatively, the program will include slides, large photos, and of course some show and tell.

There will also be guest appearance by Don Merrill, Waverly's very own top historian and antiquarian who will display and discuss actual toys made in Waverly's Crandell (1890's) and Manoil (1950 - 60's) Toy factories!

The audience is also invited to bring along any old toys that they might like to show. A major portion of the presentation is very informal and Tom invites the audience to ask questions and add comments as they come up.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about the golden age of toys in America and even Waverly, NY!

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for SRAC members and students. Free admission to the SRAC lecture hall will be included in the admission price.

SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY.

SRAC's Event Calendar - click here. (this event calendar is updated often so bookmark it now!)

Drawing in Color Classes
With Albert White
EVERY Wednesday From 6-7:30pm

SRAC, 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY map

If you are looking for some basic drawing, painting, or advanced techniques with different mediums, Albert White will take the time with you in an atmosphere that makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in our door! These classes started months ago and because of the popularity - they have just kept going! Albert White is a well known artist out of Binghamton, NY who runs a very relaxed class filled with conversation and interesting information as he teaches each of his students (from teens to retired adults!) at their own level.

Born in Binghamton, White attended San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute of Art. As an artist, Albert's paintings reflect sensitivity and power in wildlife, people, and the land. His artwork has been shown in venues across the country and is in permanent collections of major institutions. He has served as an exhibitor, lecturer and a teacher in many prestigious locations including Harvard University and the Iroquois Indian Museum. Currently, White has ten of his original prints and drawings on exhibit and for sale at the SRAC gift shop. Class fees are just $10 per night!

Call SRAC at 607-565-7960 or email to reserve you place today.

SRAC's Event Calendar - click here. (this event calendar is updated often so bookmark it now!)

Wood Carving Exhibition and Sale
With Catotonk Wood Carving Club
Saturday, December 11th from noon - 4pm
SRAC, 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY map

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) will host a special event presented by the Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers organization. The event will be held on December 11th, 2010 from noon – 4pm. Nine artisans will exhibit and demonstrate various wood carving techniques and have many hand carved items on sale just in time for Christmas.

The Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers is an organization that is committed to the development and the preservation of wood carving skills. The group began in 1988, and consists of carvers with a wide range of experience from novice to intermediate and professional levels. The event will be a great place for the public to learn about wood carving techniques, new tools, and products from experienced carvers. Items on display will include folk art, marionettes, 3 dimensional art, 3D relief carving, wood chipping, wood carving, wood burning, animated and even life sized wood pieces made by the club members.

Visitors will also be able to taste test biscotti from Mama Chisari and "Celebrations" throughout the event.

SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. To learn more, visit

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