Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells St
The Third Annual Milwaukee Archaeology Fair will take place at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm both days. Admission to the Fair is free with regular admission to the Museum. AIA Members with ID can get 50% off on regular admission (does not apply to special exhibits).
Fair participants will include a mix of area professional archaeologists, museum professionals and graduate and undergraduate students who will present a wide range of hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to help the past come alive for children, families and teachers from Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Investigate everything from ancient games people played to Egyptian mummies to Medieval picture books, Chinese calligraphy (writing with a brush), and the Maya calendar (find out if the world will end in 2012!). Compare what it was like to live along a lake in prehistoric Europe vs. making your living on the prairies of Wisconsin.
Returning in full regalia will be the magnificent Roman, Greek, Celtic and Renaissance re-enactors. They not only look authentic but they will happily and knowledgeably answer your questions about what life was like in the times they represent. A list of all the presenters is on the MPM’s website: http://www.mpm.edu/education/special/archaeology-fair/
If you are a K-12 educator and would like to arrange a field trip for your students please call: 414.278.2714 or see: http://www.mpm.edu/education/fieldtrips/ for more information. For an extra charge you can see the special MPM exhibit Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt at the same time. Come and make a day it!