Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SRAC receives two local collections of Native American artifacts

(WAVERLY, NY) The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) recently received two local collections of Native American artifacts to be added to their museum which currently houses around 70 different local collections from around the region.

The first collection referred to as the Noble/SRAC collection was donated by Dan Noble formerly of Newark Valley, NY where his family owned a farm and collected the artifacts. Dan’s collection includes many complete arrowheads and stone tools and is the first SRAC collection from the Newark Valley area.

The second collection referred to as the Briggs/SRAC Collection was donated by Charlie Briggs and was collected by his uncle Verne Briggs as early as 1927. Verne’s collection is quite large and includes many large spear points, pottery, a winged banner stone and many other rare artifacts.

SRAC Co-Founder Deb Twigg said, “We are very excited to get both of these collections and I think the public will be amazed at the new artifacts on display. Both of the collections are already in the SRAC museum and are clearly marked, as all collections are, with the family name and with photos when available. We want to thank the Briggs and Noble families for donating the artifacts to us so that they can be enjoyed by visitors for generations to come.”

SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY and is open from 1-5pmTuesdays through Fridays and Saturdaysfrom 11-6pm.

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