News Release: SRAC “Drumbeats” and Public Archaeology Events Announced for October
The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center 13th annual Drumbeats Program on Saturday October 15th includes an exclusive membership meeting in the morning and an afternoon filled with great presentations for the public. Starting at 1pm, speakers include Dr. DeeAnne Wymer and Dan Caister presenting their findings to date from the excavation underway by SRAC, Deb Twigg presenting the 100 year anniversary of the Susquehanna River Expedition, Seneca Representative Dick Kane presenting Native American pipes and their uses, and as is the tradition for SRAC, the event closes with the national award winning “Buffalo Creek Dancers” from the Seneca nation to share their songs, dances and culture with the attendees.
Current members are invited to attend the annual luncheon beginning at 11:00 am – 12:30pm. Annual memberships can be renewed or initiated by stopping in SRAC before the event, joining at the event, or by visiting www. SRACenter.org and clicking on “Memberships
A new addition to our celebrations during October which is “Archaeology Month”, SRAC is also hosting is a Public Archaeology day on Saturday, October 22nd and invite the public to sign up to take part in the actual excavation and to learn from their professional staff about the excavation and even take part. SRAC’s Deb Twigg explains, “Early this summer SRAC began excavating a local Native American site that is on the verge of being erased by the plow and impacted by modern land use. Lead by archaeologist Dan Caister and anthropologist Dr. DeeAnne Wymer, (both board members of SRAC) our excavations have revealed that the site is over 1000 years old and may be the remains of an ancient village – most importantly our research is yielding important information concerning the ancient people who once lived in our locality. It is our hope to collect whatever data is still available before it is gone forever.”
“Twigg added,”As you might guess, this is a huge effort by the all volunteer staff of the SRAC museum as well as an expensive endeavor that we hope that you will continue to support our efforts.”
Sponsorship Opportunities Include:
$1,000 “Hands On Archaeology” Level: This level is reserved for three organizations that donate $1,000 and will be given a private and personal tour of the current excavation by our lead archaeologists and have the opportunity for up to 4 people from their organization to take part in a scheduled excavation prior to the public archaeology event on October 22nd. It’s a unique experience that few get to experience and will allow you to see up close SRAC’s mission and the importance of our local archaeology. Your organization name/logo will be recognized on our Facebook page and also be included on our advertising headers of all banners and website headers as well as for all of this year’s Drumbeats Through Time advertising.
$500 “Archaeology Bird’s Eye View” Level: Don’t want to get dirty? This level is reserved for organizations that donate $500 and will be given a personal tour of the current excavation by our lead archaeologists prior to the public archaeology day on October 22nd. It’s a unique experience that few get to experience and will allow you to see up close SRAC’s mission and the importance of our local archaeology. Your organization name/logo will be recognized on our website Event Sponsors page and Facebook page and also be included on our advertising headers of all banners and website headers as well as for all of this year’s Drumbeats Through Time advertising.
$250 “Advertising Partner” Level: Your organization can place an ad/gift certificate/or discount placement for free in addition to your name/logo on our website Event Sponsors page and Facebook page. Your name and logo will also be included on our advertising headers of all banners and website headers as well as for all of this year’s Drumbeats Through Time advertising.
Donate any amount that you wish here and support our Center! All donations are greatly appreciated and you or your organization will be recognized on our Drumbeats Through Time Sponsorship page on our website for any donations of $25 or above.
You can also sign up for the free excavation experience! We want you to be a part of what we do and to take part as well! Because there is a limited amount of people that we can have at the site at this event, we ask that you reserve your place for the afternoon of October 22nd as soon as possible. Please Note: If we have an extremely large amount of signups, we may have to hold a drawing – but will contact you to confirm your status in September!
Questions? don’t be afraid to callus at 607-727-3111!