Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology, held in September, is a month-long exploration of Nebraska’s archaeological past. It engages professional archaeologists and the citizens of Nebraska in activities showing the archaeological richness of our State in order to encourage a new generation of archaeologists and give citizens a greater appreciation of archaeological site stewardship.
Last Saturday, August 16, marked the 10th annual Nebraska Artifact Show in Seward and we would like to give a big thank you to everyone who heard about the event from us and came out to support the exhibitors! For those of you who weren't able to attend, here are some pictures of the Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology poster unveiling and the talk by Jeffrey J. Richner.
All photos courtesy of Dick Eckles, Nebraska Archaeological Society.
Th official unveiling of the poster for Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month!
We have the Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists (NAPA) to thank for our wonderful poster! And here it is!
Keep your eye on this page for more exciting news regarding Celebrating Nebraska Archaeology!
Until next time, safe travels and happy troweling!
Among the exciting events that are happening in the next 6 weeks or so specifically related to Celebrating the archaeological history of Nebraska, there are some old favorite attractions that should be on your Nebraska Archaeology radar.
One of those in particular is the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln (Located at the corner of 15th & P Streets. Address 131 Centennial Mall). Starting September 1, 2014 the museum will be closed for renovations to the building, which was constructed in 1967 as the Lincoln Elks Club, so the last call for visiting the exhibits on display will be August 31, 2014.
The renovations will be quite extensive and will require museum staff to take down the exhibits and close the museum until the work is completed. The Nebraska History Museum is expected to re-open in early 2016. Until then there will be other occasional options for viewing exhibits related to Nebraska's history. The Nebraska History “Museum on the Move” will offer periodic programming at locations around town and around the state. School programs, free family fun days, and “Hour at the Museum” story programs will be offered at the Nebraska State Historical Society headquarters building at 1500 R Street, Lincoln. For more information on the exhibits currently on display go to: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites/mnh/exhibits.htm And for more information on the renovation project visit: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/publicat/newsletr/jul14.pdf We will update this page with information about the traveling exhibits throughout the renovation process so, keep an eye out! Once again - the last day for exhibits will be August 31 and the museum will be officially closed for renovations on September 1, 2014. We, along with museum staff, hope to see you in the upcoming weeks! Until next time, safe travels and happy troweling!