The Plano Conservancy Hosts Archaeology Fair for International Archaeology Day
November 6, 2013

Elizabeth Crawford and Hannah Preus participate in one of the many craft activities.
Elizabeth Crawford and Hannah Preus participate in one of the many craft activities.
Many enjoyed hands-on excavation activities. The Native American Bearclaw Singers and Dancers demonstrated their skills at the event.
Many enjoyed hands-on excavation activities. The Native American Bearclaw Singers and Dancers demonstrated their skills at the event.
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For International Archaeology Day 2013, The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. and Geo-Marine presented the 2013 Plano Archaeology Fair on Saturday, October 19.  Plano’s Bob Woodruff Park was filled with pint-sized explorers, budding artists and junior archaeologists visiting the park for the event.

“This free event is always great fun for all involved. Children, parents, grandparents, volunteers and educators enjoyed a day full of unique learning opportunities,” said Plano Conservancy Co-Director Russell C. Kissick of Plano. “This event is a wonderful learning experience and features fun for the whole family.”

The fair featured a variety of activities and exhibits including rock painting, corn husk doll creation, face painting, a petroglyph site, a pictograph wall and more. Many children also participated in the hands-on excavation “archaeology dig”. Almost 600 guests and many volunteers attended the event throughout the day.

“Our guests had the opportunity to participate in hands-on excavation, enjoy the Native American Bearclaw singers and dancers, see a variety of exhibits and demonstrations and much more,” Kissick added.

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, to increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve our heritage resources for this and future generations. For more information, please visit www.planoconservancy.org.

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