Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upcoming Events for SRAC - March - April 2011!

There's ALWAYS Something Going On at SRAC!

Paddle Auction Fundraiser
Sunday, March 27th
S.R.A.C. (Susquehanna River Archaeological Center)
345 Broad Street, Waverly NY 14892
1pm - everything is GONE!

Doors open at 1:00 to preview auction products & vendor tables.
Auction begins at 2:00 p.m.
$5 for 4 paddles & chips plus door prize tickets.
Refreshments will be available to purchase.

What is a Paddle Party Auction you ask? This is a new part of the event that you do not want to miss! A Paddle Party is a fun way to win some of your favorite items for less than a $1.00! You bring a few rolls of quarters to bid on items. Each company will be bringing many different types of items to bid on with bids ranging from $.25 to $.75!!

SRAC will also be auctioning GREAT TICKETS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDERS throughout the event. Tickets include:(The $ you spend on these tickets are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!)

Can't attend? You can call in as well- or we will bid for you if you give us your maximum bid in your absence! Just give Deb Twigg a call to learn more at (607)727-3111!

Stay tuned for announcements of other items to be placed on the auction block for the day!

How the paddle auction portion works:
You arrive and purchase a bag of 4 paddles and 4 chips with a matching numbers for $5.00. You then place your chips into the large drawing basket. The next step is for us to hold up an item and you decide if you would like to bid on it. If so, you drop the bid amount in quarters into the bucket on your table for each paddle you want to put in play and raise your paddles. If we draw the chip with your number on it, you win the item. If a chip is drawn with a number that did not bid, we pull another chip until someone wins!! …… It is that simple! AND FUN!!!!!

If you would like to donate something for this fundraiser auction, please call Deb Twigg at 607-727-3111.

Items in the paddle auction portion of the event will include many local business donations and gift certificates as well as incredible items from:

Creative Memories

Discovery Toys

Just Jewelry

Lia Sophia

Mama Chisari’s Biscotti

Mary Kay

Pampered Chef

Rada Cutlery/ Ellens Knives

Scentsy Wickless Candles

Tastefully Simple





Spanish Hill - The Sites
Tue, April 5, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
SRAC - 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY (map)

SRAC's Deb Twigg will present a never before seen presentation on the three archaeological sites found at Spanish Hill - and what was found there. Loaded with never before seen images and illustrations from local archaeologist Ellsworth Cowles.

The mystery of Spanish Hill has continued in the Valley for every generation since the white men have arrived here. After researching the site for several years Deb Twigg created a website, in 2003 and was published on the topic in Pennsylvania Archaeologist journal in 2005. Once a year, Twigg continues to present the information that she has gathered about the hill in a lively and informative discussion for the public to understand everything that she has learned over the years.

SRAC will also have many artifacts found at Spanish Hill that will be discussed and invite the public to bring artifacts that they have found at this site over generations as well. Most impressive will be a BRAND NEW exhibit unveiled at this event - a blue slate amulet with incredible art carved into it - to include a wolf
- making this presentation is a MUST SEE by anyone with interest in Spanish Hill.

Part of the blue amulet that will be unveiled at SRAC on April 5th

General admission is $6 with SRAC and students $4. This admission donation also includes a free entrance to the SRAC exhibit hall.


Sat, April 30, 2pm – 3pm

SRAC - 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY map

National renowned author, archaeologist and rock art specialist, Ed Lenik will be at SRAC on April 30th to discuss rock art found along the Susquehanna River.

In the last half of the nineteenth century, petroglyphs were discovered on several small islands within the lower Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Three petroglyph sites occur near Safe Harbor in Lancaster County: one on Walnut Island upriver from the Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Dam, a second group on Cresswell Rock a mile and one-half up river from Walnut Island, and a third group on Big and Little Indian Rocks and other smaller rocks below the dam. In Maryland about three miles below the Pennsylvania state line, the Bald Friar petroglyphs were located on several small islands in the river. Three distinct styles of images occur within these sites.

The Walnut Island, Cresswell Rock and Bald Friar petroglyph sites are now submerged under lakes created by the Safe Harbor and Conowingo Hydroelectric Dams. The petroglyphs below Safe Harbor Dam are extant. Beginning in the 1860s and continuing into the twentieth century several efforts were made by several researchers to record the glyphs and salvage specimens of the carvings. This presentation will illustrate the various images at these four sites, trace their history and suggest an interpretation of the origin and meaning.

General admission is $6 with SRAC and students $4. This admission donation also includes a free entrance to the SRAC exhibit hall.

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