Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Louise Welles Murray and Her Legacy

I (Deb Twigg) will be presenting "Louise Welles Murray and Her Legacy" this Sunday, February 1, 2009 at the Waverly Library in downtown Waverly, NY. It will be a part of the Waverly Library's "First Sundays" series from 2:30 - 4:30pm.

This presentation will be about Mrs. Murray and her life during a time when women were not allowed to vote, yet she founded the Tioga Point Museum and became a highly respected force in Pennsylvania Archaeology. Her life is an inspiring tale that is long overdue for celebration. If anyone wonders what (or who) inspired me to do what I do, look no farther than Louise Welles Murray. She is my hero.

This presentation will also be a great lead in to the upcoming "Murray Garden" presentation that is about a site in the Murray's garden in 1882 while workmen were digging up a drainage ditch and was the catalyst that put Louise and her family on the path to preserve our local archaeology. The Murray Garden presentation will be held on March 16th at SRAC from 6:30 - 7:30 pm (doors open at 6.) Exhibit hall free passes will be given to all attendees!

Hope to see you there!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

SRAC’s History's Mysteries - February - “Glaciers in Our Valley”

SRAC’s History's Mysteries will be on Tuesday, February 3rd from 6:30 – 7:30pm at SRAC located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. The presentation will be “Glaciers in Our Valley” presented by SRAC member, Mike Buynak. Download flier here.

The Valley was once part of a huge glacial lake that reached from Milan, PA to Owego, NY. In this presentation, Buynak will tell us how we know this lake existed and about local land formations around us that were the result of glaciers. Some of these formations are of prehistoric, historic and modern significance. Climate and vegetation changes will also be a part of this presentation as well.

Doors will open at 6pm and free SRAC Exhibit Hall passes will be given to all presentation attendees to view thousands of locally found artifacts before and after the presentation.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Making and Breaking China in the Ottoman Empire"

The Triple Cities Chapter of the NYS Archaeological Association will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan 22, at 7:30 PM. We will be meeting at the Old Village of Union Historical society, 407 E. Main St, in the Union District of Endicott, NY. It is free to attend for the public.

Our speaker this month will be Lynda Carroll of Binghamton University. Her topic will be "Making and Breaking China in the Ottoman Empire". This will be a chance to see the archaeology of a warm place as well as an opportunity to hear
about how ceramic analysis sheds light on a historic era and empire.

Dan Caister
Triple Cities Chapter

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Long Houses in Your Own Back yard! Tuesday Night!

The next installment of History's Mysteries will be Tuesday, January 6th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.

SRAC's Ted Keir will present information and show actual photos from many archaeological excavations in Northeastern PA and Southeastern NY. From long houses to village sites, you will be sure to be amazed at all of the archaeological sites found in just our Valley and surrounding region! Many artifacts from these digs will be on display and collectors who want to display locally found artifacts at this event are welcome to do so. (Doors open at 6pm for setup of any displays.)

The admission price of the event will be $4 for adults, and $3 for students and SRAC members. The SRAC Exhibit Hall filled with thousands of locally found artifacts will be open at 6pm and will be free to view by all event attendees.

For more information, please call Ted Keir at 570-888-2718, or email