Thursday, November 19, 2015

SRAC Christmas Auction Online Now - Live December 12th


(WAVERLY, NY) The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY is hosting a Christmas Auction that is currently online and will go to a live auction on Saturday December 12th at 1pm. The auction items range from donated antiques to local gift certificates and authentic Star Wars memorabilia. People can visit and bid in the online auction by visiting the SRACenter.org website and clicking on the menu item titled SRAC Christmas Auction.

The live auction on December 12th will be part a family fun event for the public that is free to attend and will include free tours and refreshments. Auctioneer Henry Evans will be on hand with his “partner” Max the dog and will be sure to entertain everyone with his humorous auctioneer style for this fundraising event.

SRAC’s Director Deb Twigg added, “There is something for everyone at the SRAC Christmas Auction event on Saturday, December 12th and we hope that the public will take part online and offline while winning some great items at a fraction of their market value. Thanks to all of the community members who have donated items to make this a reality”



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bidding has begun for the 2015 SRAC Christmas Auction!

We want to thank Mary Lou Stroud for donating 2 one hour full body massages!They are online and start at just $10 - what a great Christmas gift idea! Click the image below to visit the online auction now!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Drumbeats 2015 was the Best one Yet!!!



I want to personally thank everyone who came out to Drumbeats Through Time #12! Wow what a great day from beginning to end! The place was packed and for those who were there - they were given the chance to learn about how our fossil rich region came to be by Paul Krohn, and then there was the opportunity to see the leading authority on the archaeology of The Hopewell, Deeanne Wymer and see a site she has excavated that gave us an idea of what may have existed on top of our own Spanish Hill - which lead into my talk about Spanish Hill and the 400th anniversary of the first white explorer to Carantouan...and then we STILL HAD Native American Dancers who performed! WOW! It was awesome from beginning to end!

To all the volunteers, board members and members who took care of us throughout the day to Paul and Deeanne to the Buffalo Creek Dancers and ALL of the public who showed up and took part- I am blessed to know ALL OF YOU.  Thank you for making this day an incredible one and just maybe THE BEST DRUMBEATS YET😊😊😊😊

Friday, October 9, 2015

12th ANNUAL DRUMBEATS THROUGH TIME - Saturday October 17th


The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY invites you to celebrate the 400th anniversary of "Carantouan" - the first historic account of our region in 1615 by a young French explorer named Stephen Brule. His captivating story of Carantouan as well as the controversy that has followed will be one of the topics of discussion at SRAC's 12th Annual Drumbeats Through Time event scheduled from 1 - 5pm on Saturday October 17th.

The doors open for the public at 12:30 with speakers starting at 1pm in the SRAC lecture hall. The first speaker of the day will be Paul Krohn, who donated the largest NYS private collection of fossils which are now on exhibit at SRAC for the public to enjoy. Paul has been collecting fossils throughout New York State for most of his life and has extensive knowledge on the topic. His impressive resume of fossil work includes being a past curator at the Museum of the Earth.

The second speaker of the day will be Dr. Deeanne Wymer from Bloomsburg University who will be presenting her latest excavation and findings at The Snake Den Mound Complex. The site has provided new insights into the understanding of the Hopewell culture's usage of hilltop spaces, and Dr. Wymer will share her vast knowledge from work spanning decades on the topic in her usual creative and energetic style.

The third speaker of the day will be SRAC's cofounder and executive director, Deb Twigg presenting "Carantouan and Spanish Hill" in celebration of the 400 the anniversary of the first white explorer entering our region 5 years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, in 1615. Twigg's article that was published in the peer reviewed archaeology journal, The Pennsylvania Archaeologist in 2005 places the nation of Carantouan (three villages) in the vicinity of Spanish Hill.

The event closes with the national award winning Seneca "Buffalo Creek Dancers" who will share their traditions and dances for the audience to enjoy. The event is free for the public to enjoy and is SRAC's annual celebration of the region's prehistoric and Native American past. To learn more visit http://www.sracenter.org/drumbeats/ .

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

12th Annual Drumbeats Through Time Scheduled for October 17th

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center's 12th Annual "Drumbeats Through Time" event has been scheduled for Saturday October 17th at SRAC located at 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY from 12:30 - 5pm.

The event includes a private membership meeting/luncheon that begins at 11am for the SRAC membership which will include fun prizes, a great meal and a presentation by Director, Deb Twigg on SRAC's past year as well as their future plans. Members are asked to rsvp for the luncheon at 607-565-7960.

The doors open for the public at 12:30 with speakers starting at 1pm in the SRAC lecture hall. The first speaker of the day will be Paul Krohn, who donated the largest NYS private collection of fossils which are now on exhibit at SRAC for the public to enjoy. Paul has been collecting fossils throughout New York State for most of his life and has extensive knowledge on the topic. His impressive resume of fossil work includes being a past curator at the Museum of the Earth.

The second speaker of the day will be Dr. Deeanne Wymer from Bloomsburg University who will be presenting her latest excavation and findings at The Snake Den Mound Complex. The site has provided new insights into the understanding of the Hopewell culture's usage of hilltop spaces, and Dr. Wymer will share her vast knowledge from work spanning decades on the topic in her usual creative and energetic style.

The third speaker of the day will be SRAC's cofounder and executive director, Deb Twigg presenting "Carantouan and Spanish Hill" in celebration of the 400 the anniversary of the first white explorer entering our region 5 years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, in 1615. Twigg's article that was published in the peer reviewed archaeology journal, The Pennsylvania Archaeologist in 2005 places the nation of Carantouan (three villages) in the vacinity of Spanish Hill.

The event closes with the national award winning Seneca "Buffalo Creek Dancers" who will share their traditions and dances for the audience to enjoy. The event is free for the public to enjoy and is SRAC's annual celebration of the region's prehistoric and Native American past. To learn more visit http://www.sracenter.org/drumbeats/ .

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pre-register for your Bidder Number !

Things are really heating up with the Waverly's Attic auction online and it will transfer to a LIVE auction on Sunday August 2nd when the street fair event takes place! As a member or supporter of SRAC, you can call and get pre-registered for your bidder # for the event and skip past the crowd that day by just calling SRAC between 1-5 Mondays through Fridays and Saturdays 11-4 and we will get you registered so that you can come in and start bidding in the silent auction until 1 and then the LIVE auction at 2 - 5!

It's just another way we want to say thank you for supporting SRAC!

To learn more about the auction and the whole event -  visit : http://www.waverlysattic.com/


Monday, July 6, 2015

Bidding is Underway!

I wanted to let all of you know that every week I will be adding more and more items to the SRAC Waverly's Attic online auction. We have had an incredible amount of items coming in so check back often. If you are the lucky winner - SRAC will get all of the income from this auction - so please share this with your friends and family as well!

Visit the online auction underway here!
http://waverlysatticsrac2015.eflea.ca

So far we have these items on the auction block:

  • "Mona Lisa" painting by Joe Mullen
  • 1 Case Alliger's House of Wings Sauce Assortment
  • $25 Gift Certificate Bath and Body Works
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Chili's Bar and Grill
  • $25 Gift Certificate to iTunes!
  • $26 Gift Certificate to Flappers Gentlemen and Ladies Hair Salon
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Amazon
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Waverly Liquor & Wine Store
  • 4 Chances to Win $10 Gift Certificate Dunkin Donuts
  • Gift Certicate to Alliger's House of Wings
  • Gift Certificate: Williams Toyota - 1 Full Reconditioning (3 chances to win!)
  • One "At Your Door" Full Service (any size!) Dog Grooming
  • Rynone Kitchen and Bath Vanity Top Retail $210
  • "Jack Sparrow" 8 x 10 Photo Autographed by Johnny Depp (w/ cert. of auth)
  • Autographed Stan Lee Spider-Man 11 x 14 Animation Artwork
  • Caddyshack 11 x 14 Photo Signed by Cast (w/ cert. of auth)
  • Star Trek Movie Poster Signed by Original Cast (w/cert of auth)
  • Star Wars Movie Poster Signed by Original Cast (w/cert of auth)
  • Autographed Eectric Guitar "The Rolling Stones"
  • Beatles (McCartney & Starr) Record Album (w/ Cert. of Auth.)
  • Muhammad Ali Autographed Boxing Glove (w/ cert. of auth)
  • Big Bang Theory (11 x 14 Photo) Signed by Cast
  • 2 Golf Passes to The Club at Shepard Hills Golf Course w/ Cart
  • Downton Abbey Cast (11 x 14) Photo (w/ cert. of auth)
  • 100 CD Juke Box
  • "Mansfield" Dual Drill
  • "Milwaukee" Heavy Duty Right Angle Reversing 1/2" D-Handle Drill
  • Craftsman Garage Door Opener Sysem
  • Ingersoll-Rand (IR 121K6) Super Duty Air Hammer Kit
  • "Star Wars" Vintage "Wicket and Latara" Ewoks Stuffed Toys (set of 2)
  • American Music Awards Tickets for 2, w/ Air and Hotel
  • Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop Experience
  • Monterey Golf Experience
  • NASCAR Driver For a Day NASCAR Racing Experience
  • New Orleans Jazz & Dining

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Exciting News!

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are working really hard at SRAC to get ready for Waverly's
Attic on Sunday August 2nd. We will be closing the streets down again and we will have vendors and food and refreshments but we have a few new twists!

1.) This year we are having a huge rummage sale as part of the street event. SRAC is teaming up with the Crooked River Co-op members to have a huge spread in the center of the Broad Street area dedicated to this - with SRAC getting 100% of the sale amount that they make on items donated to sell! So if you have items that you want to donate before then please let us know for us to come pick up or you can drop off. Thanks!

2.) This year we have changed the auction a bit! 

  • the auction will be quite a bit upgraded in the quality of the items donated by local businesses and other supporters and we have included autographed memorabilia such as a boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali to bucket list trips such as a three day New Orleans Jazz & Dining experience with airfare and hotel included, a NASCAR Driver For a Day NASCAR Racing Experience and even a Golf Trip for two to Pebble Beach! Click here to see some of the items we have already! http://waverlysatticsrac2015.eflea.ca/view NOTE: Every few days or so I will add new items so it will be important that you check back from time to time!
  • the auction will also be a "transitional auction" - by that I mean between now and the event on August 2nd, I will be adding items online here:
  • two weeks before the event all items that are in the online auction will be available to view in the SRAC lecture hall
  • the online auction will end at midnight the night before the event (midnight Saturday August 1) and the highest bids will become the starting bids for the silent auction that will be live in our lecture hall until 2pm during the event.
  • the highest bids at the silent auction will again be the starting bids at the LIVE AUCTION run by auctioneer Henry Evans (who is truly a lot of fun to watch even if you don't bid!)
  • Remember that your bid may very well be the highest bid at any time, but will stand the chance of getting beat until the live auction at 2pm during Waverly's Attic.
~ Our hope is that by doing the auction this way that more people will participate and/or SHARE the online auction with their friends who may not be local and who would not be able to attend the event. So please share this email or a link to the auction to support our efforts! Thanks for whatever you can do!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waverly's Attic Auction

Waverly's Attic's Auction during our street fair on Sunday August 2nd is going to be amazing this year! We have some incredible items for the public to bid on from local businesses that are still coming in and some we have drummed up in other places! Here are just a few teasers - (the online auction will begin soon and you can see and bid on any of these great items and more! Or visit the event that day and place a bid!)

1.) A case of Alligier's House Wings sauces!

2.) Star Trek Original Cast Autographed Photo!

3.) A vintage jukebox from Kevin Smith's Amusements!

4.) Monterey CA golf trip for two with airfare and hotel included!

And SO MUCH MORE!

Stay tuned! And visit http://www.waverlysattic.com for more info!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jewelry And Beading Class Saturday June 13th!

A bead-working class is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Copper Exhibit on Display at SRAC

A new display at SRAC has just been completed by SRAC's Don Hunt. Actual copper artifacts from Michigan. These are amazing and represent the only metal work accomplished by Native Americans before European contact. The copper was mined and then pounded into shape and sharpened or rolled to be the shape they wanted. Copper artifacts used in our area are also on display in our museum as well! We are open 1-5 Tuesday's thru Friday's and Saturdays 11-4. Admission is free.

Friday, May 22, 2015

TOOLS SALE

Feeling blessed. SRAC just received a generous donation of many tools to sell to raise funds by John Howe during our Spring Cleanup fundraiser. Many are brand new in the box. I have included the list of items that we have with pricing and many pictures here. They are available at the Crooked River Co-op. (Open EVERY DAY 10 - 6) Take ten percent off pricing if you tell us you saw it here on Facebook. OR if you are a current SRAC member - take 20% off any item we have on the list! You can call me with questions - 607-727-3111. SORRY - I CANNOT HOLD ANY ITEMS - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.























Thursday, May 14, 2015

“Visions of Teaoga” to be presented at SRAC June 2nd

Author Jim Remsen will present “Visions of Teaoga” at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center,(SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30pm.Books will also be available at this event and are in the SRAC gift shop.

Remsen spent most of his award-winning career in daily journalism at one of the country’s most distinguished newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since his retirement from newspaper work, Jim has pursued his keen interest in history -- with a focus on underappreciated aspects of our nation's local history.

His book, “Visions of Teaoga” is a historical novel that has its readers sitting in on an Indian storytelling circle centuries ago, and joining a girl today who visits the same spot - and hears the whispers of its powerful history. As he explains, “Anyone studying early America comes face to face with how spotty the historical record can be, especially when dealing with the Indian world. Since the Iroquois and related tribes did not keep written histories at that time, we are generally dependent on the chronicles of Europeans. Unfortunately, those accounts were frequently slanted, ill-informed, or simply sketchy. And while prominent leaders such as Red Jacket and Teedyuscung got adequate mention in the official records, lesser-known ones like our Esther & Eghohowin remained on the margins. All too often, this has resulted in a grabbing at straws, in conjecture and rumor sometimes hardening into accepted truth, and in lore too often substituting for proven fact. Over the years, unsubstantiated and contradictory stories took hold about E & E’s backgrounds, actions, whereabouts, and even deaths. During the Revolutionary War years, as race hatred was growing, depicting Esther as the bloodthirsty “Fiend of Wyoming” may have served a propaganda purpose for settlers, but her exact role in the atrocity is actually far from clear.”

Doors open at 6pm and admission to the SRAC museum is included in your $6 donation to this program (SRAC members always receive a discount at $4 and students attend for free!) History’s Mysteries at SRAC will be presented at SRAC every first Tuesday of the month.

Monday, April 13, 2015

SRAC Spring Cleanup Drive

SRAC is hosting a Spring Cleanup Drive: It's that time of the year when you just want to clean out the house and garage and get rid of all of the clutter ! Call SRAC at 607-565-7960 and we will come and pick up items that we can sell to raise funds and help you clean out! From outdoor equipment to used furniture, old record albums, vintage items, collectables and even vehicles - just give us a call and you can claim whatever we sell your items for on your next years taxes! Thanks for whatever you can do to help our museum! We are all volunteers trying to keep the largest museum of Native American artifacts in the region open - and with your help we can!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jewelry and Beading Class this Saturday - April 11

A bead-working class is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jewelry and Beading Class at SRAC March 14

A bead-working class is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Damaged Clovis Donated to SRAC


One of the earliest cultures in North America has been named "Clovis" after a type of spear point found at Clovis, New Mexico. While these points dating as far back as the Ice Age (10 - 12 thousand years ago) have been found in the Twin Tiers region, they are very rare and are prized possessions of the collectors who find them. As a result, when the staff at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) received a donation of a small coffee can filled with broken points they were surprised to find what looks like a broken Clovis point in the mix. The points were donated by the family of John Featherson, of Waverly, NY who collected along the Chemung River.

A display is already on exhibit at the museum on Broad Street in Waverly, and shows a distinct notch (fluting) in the flint point that is created solely by the early hunters in North America. The point is also very thin in comparison to later arrow points which is also a classic characteristic of the Clovis point as well.

Executive Director, Deb Twigg added, "These points are so rare that we have just one in our collection of thousands of arrow points that we have from our region. To consider that these stone spear points were used to hunt large mammals including bison, horse, deer, elk, mastodon, and mammoth is quite incredible. We want to thank the Featherson family for donating their dad's collection to us so that we could preserve it and allow the public to enjoy such a rare piece of our prehistoric past."



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jewelry Class Cancelled

The Jewelry class scheduled for Saturday Feb. 14th has been cancelled.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jewelry and Beading Class Scheduled fo January 10th

A bead-working class is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY from 11:30 am - 1:30pm.

Have you ever wished that you could find that one necklace or bracelet that would go with that special sweater or outfit that you like to wear? Have you ever wanted a special necklace that could show off a family heirloom or pendant? Have you ever just wanted to find a necklace made of that special gemstone or color scheme that you like so much? Many jewelers are adding custom jewelry making to their services to fill this need, but SRAC is offering the opportunity for people to create their own beaded jewelry at a fraction of the cost and with high quality gemstones!

On the Second Saturday of each month, Ellen Sisco holds classes at SRAC in basic and intermediate beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace or bracelet. Hundreds of precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of items that the attendees will be able to choose from.

You can also call SRAC and request specific colors and/or gemstones that you want to make your jewelry with! Ellen will facilitate your needs and help you make the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or for a gift for someone else. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607)565-7960 or by emailing info@SRAcenter.org