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Second Saturdays at the Museum: Archeology

Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Market Square, Catherine W. Jones McKann Center
Series: Second Saturdays at the Museum

About Second Saturdays at the Museum

Second Saturdays at the Museum is a regularly scheduled family program that includes hands-on activities, and make-and-take crafts. The program is held on the second Saturday of each month from 1–3 pm, with varying topics and themes related to the Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions. Themes will change monthly; call for details 540.371.3037, ext. 142. Sponsored by PNC Bank with support from Kinder Morgan

About Archeology

The Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural is pleased to announce a partnership with Dovetail Cultural Resource Group, Doris Buffett, and The Sunshine Lady Foundation to offer an expanded Second Saturday at the Museum program on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10 am – 3 pm.

During the program, children of all ages, along with their care-givers, will rotate between four stations where they will have an opportunity to learn about archeology in our community.  Children will be able to talk to an archeologist and learn about the tools they use; have an opportunity to wash artifacts recovered from the Bell- Ellis Kiln dig; create a clay pot; and tour the Museum’s exhibit Fredericksburg Unearthed: The Ellis-Bell Archeological Site with the exhibit’s curator, Christopher Uebelhor.  Once children have completed all four stations, they will be awarded Junior Archeologist status and will receive a pin and certificate in recognition of their achievements.

This program is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of the above sponsors, the Kinder Morgan foundation, and PNC National Bank.  No reservations are needed for this drop-in program, but participants should allow approximately 90 minutes to complete all four stations.  Participants and their families can also explore the Museum free of charge during the program.