Digging the Past Archaeology Day, Saturday January 22nd in Marietta


Digging the Past Archaeology Day, Saturday January 22nd in Marietta

If you have the winter-time blahs and think you might feel a little cooped up this weekend you are invited to the first annual Digging the Past Archaeology Day from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm this Saturday January 22nd 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. 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 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

Posted January 20, 2011
Topics: Archaeology

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