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Museum of the Coastal Bend to host archaeology fair

Feb. 26, 2012 at 11:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 25, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.


IF YOU GO

WHAT: Museum of the Coastal Bend's Archeology FairWHEN: March 22 - 24WHERE: Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 E. Red River St.TO REGISTER: Call 361-582-2511 or visit the museum's website at www.MuseumoftheCoastalBend.org. COST: Most activities are free, but advance registration is encouraged.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is hosting an archaeology fair March 22-24 at the museum at Victoria College.

The fair will give local residents the opportunity to explore the history and heritage of the Coastal Bend region, and Victoria County in particular.

Attendees will also hear lectures about prehistoric and historic cultures, artifact identification, exhibit and site tours, presentations and social activities.

Experts will be on hand to identify Indian points and answer questions about how archeologists identified Buckeye Knoll as one of the three earliest cemeteries in the United States, dating back to 7,000 years.

Experts will also be on hand who can answer questions about landowner rights regarding relics of the past found on private property.

The fair is offered at MCB in conjunction with Nueva España, an exhibition of Spanish Colonial artifacts dating from the period of 1721 through 1820.

Included in the exhibit is a never-before-seen private collection of artifacts on loan from James Woodrick, a collector and former Victoria resident.

Additionally, the fair is offered in conjunction with the museum's permanent exhibit, Early Peoples of the Texas Coastal Bend, featuring archeological artifacts from prehistoric cultures of the region.

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