Digging the Past Archaeology Day, Saturday January 18th, 2014 at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio


If you have the winter-time blahs and think you might feel a little cooped up this weekend you are invited to the Fourth Annual Digging the Past Archaeology Day from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm this Saturday January 18th at the Campus Martius Museum in beautiful and historic Marietta Ohio.

The museum is built on the site of Campus Martius, the original fortified settlement at Marietta constructed in 1787 by Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler and the other settlers from New England. Marietta would go on to become the first permanent town in the Old Northwest Territory. It is also home to some of the best preserved prehistoric earthworks in Ohio, great antique shops and the Rossi Pasta factory. So there is plenty to do at the museum and see in town to make the trip worthwhile. Digging the Past will include displays, lectures and presentations on current archaeological research, artifact identification and flint knapping.

Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students. Its free for OHS members (a good reason to join) and for children under 5. For further information call the Campus Martius Museum at 1-800-860-0145. If you have a private collection of archaeological materials you would like to exhibit contact Bill Reynolds at 740- 373-3750

Bill Pickard

Posted January 13, 2014
Topics: Archaeology

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