Friday, July 29, 2016

This Tuesday Night: Susquehanna River Expedition”, will be presented by Deb Twigg

The 100th anniversary of the "Susquehanna River Expedition”, will be presented by Deb Twigg, cofounder of the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center, (SRAC) located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday, August 2nd,  2016 - 6:30 – 7:30pm.

100 years ago, in the summer of 1916, Warren K. Moorehead formed a controversial expedition of the Susquehanna River and the Native American sites found there. SRAC's executive director, Deb Twigg will tell this story of the expedition that started at the mouth of the Susquehanna in Cooperstown, NY to the Chesapeake Bay and met with local historical societies and antiquarians to learn more about the Native Indian cultures, and it would be the Murray Farm in Athens PA that in the end would be the most significant site of the whole trip.

Twigg added, "Personally, I remember years ago - going in to the Spaulding Library and into the locked glass case to get my hands on this book for the first time.....This is a VERY important event for our Valley - and OUR VALLEY is the highlight of this book...ALSO - one of the people that traveled with this group was a young man by the name of Ellsworth Cowles...who would later become one of our co-founders at SRAC."

With letters from the actual people who were involved in the expedition including Moorehead himself, as well as official reports, and many pictures, Twigg will share a very informative and entertaining report.

The doors will open at 6pm, with the program running from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Admission is $6 Adults, $4 for SRAC members and students. The public is advised that the SRAC gift shop and exhibit hall will also be open during this time as well and to please consider arriving early to browse these areas before the program.

For more information, call 570-565-7960 or email

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