IAD Blog

November 20, 2015

St. Louis IAD Celebration Welcomed Crowd with Military Artifacts

Archaeologists and Living History experts who participated in the program sponsored by St. Louis Society.

The AIA-St. Louis Society sponsored a 5 hour event at the Jefferson Barracks County Park Visitor’s Center on International Archaeology Day. This family event included a lecture and hands-on study of military artifacts spanning over 2000 years. Archaeologists and living historians discussed military equipment from armies of the Romans, Vikings, Colonial America, French-Indian wars, the Civil War, and World War I. Mr. Barnes Bradshaw, special events coordinator for the Missouri History Museum, explored the life of the famous Civil War spy named Absalom Grimes in a first-person, fully-costumed program. Many individuals attending the program also visited the two military history museums at Jefferson Barracks where they had a chance to look at artifacts excavated from the frontier fort.

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