Archaeology Month 2015 Events

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Archaeology Month 2015 Event Information

Alliance Blair Chadron Fort Calhoun
Lincoln Nebraska City Omaha Ralston
Seward Missouri Valley, IA

Event Listings

Listed alphabetically by town


Heritage Seekers Program - Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month Event

Date & Time: To be determined
Location: Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, 908 Yellowstone Avenue
Admission: Free
Celebrate Archaeology Month in Alliance! Check back as details become available!


Celebrate Nebraska Archeology Month!

Date & Time: Friday, September 4, 7-8pm
Location: Chadron State Park
Information: For more information please call the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center, 308-665-3900
Admission: Nebraska Park Entry Permit Required (Daily Permit - $5, Annual Permit - $25).
Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center

Fort Calhoun

Archaeology at Fort Atkinson: A Walking Tour

Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6
Location: Fort Atkinson
Admission: Nebraska Park Entry Permit Required (Daily Permit - $5, Annual Permit - $25). Visitor Center - Adults-$2, Children-$1
A walking tour by Nolan Johnson (Nebraska State Historical Society Archaeologist) about archaeological excavations at Fort Atkinson. Coincides with a living-history weekend at Fort Atkinson, featuring volunteers recreating the lives of the soldiers, artisans, and civilians that lived in and around the outpost. Be sure to also check out the Archaeology Room for kids in the Northeast Quadrant of the Fort!

"Washington and Burt County Archaeology" - Presentation by Rob Bozell, NSHS Archaeologist

Date & Time: September 5 (Time tbd)
Location: Washington County Museum, 102 N. 14th Street
Artifact identification, and a presentation on the archaeology of Washington and Burt Counties, focusing on Logan Creek, the Nebraska Phase, and Fort Atkinson. Rob Bozell is an archaeologist with the Nebraska State Historical Society, and manager of the Nebraska Highway Archeology Program. This event is in conjunction with a number of events planned in Fort Calhoun over Labor Day as part of Washington County Heritage Days! Check back for more details as they become available!


Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture

Date & Time: Thursday, September 17, 12:00 pm
Location: Lincoln City County Building, 555 S. 10th Street
Admission: Free
Nebraska State Historical Brown Bag Lecture Series

Sunday with a Scientist: Nebraska Archaeology

Date & Time: Sunday, September 20, 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Morrill Hall (south of 14th and Vine Streets on the UNL City Campus)
Admission: Members, UNL Faculty/Staff, UNL Students: Free. Non-Members: Regular Museum Admission
The University of Nebraska State Museum's September Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore Nebraska archaeology with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the National Park Service's Midwest Archeological Center. More details to come!
('Sunday with a Scientist' is a series of presentations that highlight the work of scientists, while educating kids and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters will share scientific information in a fun informal way through demonstrations, activities, or by conducting science on site.)

Archaeology Free Family Fun Day

Date & Time: Saturday, September 26, 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Nebraska State Historical Society Headquarters Building, 1500 R Street
Admission: Free
Free Family Fun Day with a variety of archaeology themed activities for all ages! Supplies are provided. No reservations necessary, just drop in!

Nebraska City

Presentation by Rob Bozell - Topic to be announced

Date & Time: Sunday, September 6 (Time tbd)
Location: River Country Nature Center, 114 S. 6th Street
Admission: Free
Rob Bozell, Highway Archeology Program Manager at the Nebraska State Historical Society, will present on an archaeological topic, to be announced. Check back for more details as they become available!


Volunteer Archaeological Dig

Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27
Location: Engineer Cantonment Site (25WN106)
Join Nebraska State Historical Society archaeologists for a weekend of excavation at Engineer Cantonment. Check back for more information as it becomes available! In the meantime, learn more about Engineer Cantonment here!


September Lunch & Learn - Omaha's Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16, 12-1pm
Location: Baright Public Library, 5555 South 77th Street
Admission: Free
'Remnants of Omaha's White City - An examination of what became of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Site' by NSHS Archaeologist Courtney Ziska


11th Annual Nebraska Artifact Show

Date & Time: Saturday, August 22, 9am-5pm
Location: Seward County Fairgrounds - Harvest Hall
Admission: Adults - $3, Children 12 & under - Free
World-Class Displays of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts from the Great Plains Region, Professional Identification of Artifacts and Bone, Atlatl Demonstration, Flint Knapping Demonstration. At 1:30 p.m., Emily Williams will present her dissertation, titled "Folsom Land Use Patterns in the Central Plains".

Missouri Valley, IA/Blair, NE

Steamboat Bertrand/De Soto National Wildlife Refuge Events

Date & Time: To be determined
Location: DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, 316th Lane
Admission: $3/vehicle
Celebrate Archaeology Month in Nebraska and Iowa with the Steamboat Bertrand at De Soto National Wildlife Refuge! Check back as details become available!

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