Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ways You Can Help

Please consider bringing an item to donate on your next visit! The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) is launching their 2017 giving campaign.

I hope that you can find it in your hearts to support SRAC's efforts dedicated to the research, education, and preservation of our local Native American and archaeological heritage. As we cannot accept state or federal funding, our survival depends on our community and generous individuals like you donating whatever they can. But I also want you to know that there's more than one way that you can help. 

As you know I am not only a cofounder and director of the Center, but I also run the Crooked River Co-op across the street. This gives SRAC a unique opportunity to not only receive monetary donations, but also donations of items that we can sell at the co-op. 100% of what we sell your item(s) for goes back to the museum every day. 

So as a part of the giving campaign this year I am asking all of you who love our community, love what SRAC is doing, and have an item that you feel we could sell and raise money for the Center with at the Co-op to please consider donating that item. (If You give me a list of your donations with your contact info I will send you a letter for you to claim it on your taxes.) Most importantly, whatever way you choose to support SRAC, I want to thank you in advance for helping our organization staffed 100% by volunteers and committed to serving our community every day. Together we can make a difference. ❤️


Monday, September 18, 2017

Drumbeats Through Time 2017

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) is proud to announce their 14th annual "DrumBeats Through Time" event to be held at their Center at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY on Saturday, October 28th.

Current members are invited to the exclusive luncheon at 11 am - 12:30pm. If you are not a current member please click here to re-up or join today!

It is free to attend and jam-packed with educational and cultural presentations throughout the day.

Presentation Schedule:
1:00 – 2:00 : SRAC's Paul Krohn: NYS Fossils 2017
2:00 - 3:00 : NYSAA's David Moyer, Tree Ring Dating a Dugout Canoe from The Upper Susquehanna Valley
3:00 – 4:00 : SRAC's Dan Caister and Dr. DeeAnne Wymer: The Cayuta Creek Site : An SRAC Excavation Update
4pm  - 5:00:  Seneca Dancers: Music, Dance and Cultural Education

SRAC is a 501(c)3 and staffed 100% by volunteers, please consider donating to support their efforts here:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

2017 SRAC Public Archaeology Day!

SRAC began excavating a local Native American site 2016 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. 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 area.

It is our hope to collect whatever data is still available before it is gone forever. Would you like to join our excavation? SRAC will be holding a public archaeology day on Saturday, September 23rd with a morning and afternoon shift available.

Here's how it works:
1.) Download our SRAC Public Archaeology form by clicking here and fill it out, you will need to bring this along with your $25 entrance fee to SRAC on the day of the event.

 2.) Click here to sign up ! 

Please note that the morning shift will be 9 am to 12:30 pm and afternoon shift will be 1pm to 4pm.

You will need to state which shift you will be able to attend on the sign up form. There are a limited amount of openings, so you will be notified of your status once we have received the information we need. Lastly please wear comfortable clothing with comfortable closed toe footwear. You will get an SRAC bag with water, etc so there is no need to bring your own water.