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The Historical Association and College Anthropology Department Announce Artifact ID Day
09:06am EDT, 8 Oct 2013
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2013) — Ongoing archaeological site investigations as well as an extensive collection of artifacts curated at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum indicate the continuous occupation of the North Country for thousands of years.
Evidence of these cultures has made its way into some personal collections. As a result, the association and SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Anthropology invite community members to bring such items to Artifact Identification Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Clinton County Historical Museum, 98 Ohio Ave.
SUNY Plattsburgh Archaeologists Chris Wolff and Andy Black will be on hand to identify and provide information about artifacts. No value appraisals will be given at this event.
The two archaeologists will also display some of their own findings from local excavations. Guests are to view those and to take advantage of the museum’s free admission for this event.
The Clinton County Historical Museum has eight display galleries, including a special exhibition, “Cultural Crossroads and Conflicted Territories,” funded by a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program in 2012. This exhibit explores the early settlement and material remnants of Native American populations.
For more information about this program, contact the Clinton County Historical Association at 518-561-0340.
The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more, visit www.clintoncountyhistorical.org or call 518-561-0340. Normal museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students. Members may enter free.
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