Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 PA Farm Show

There is no better place to experience all that Pennsylvania agriculture has to offer than the Pennsylvania Farm Show.  Tomorrow the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show opens and we will be there.  Our exhibit is installed and is sure to interest all of the visitors interested in archaeology.
2007 butter sculpture featuring the Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin

This year’s exhibit theme is the Archaeology of the French and Indian War (1756-1763). We will be showcasing the State Museum’s excavations at Fort Hunter as well as excavations at Fort LeBoeuf, Fort Augusta, and Fort Loudoun. A brochure detailing the archaeology of this time period will also be available.  Our exhibit wouldn’t be complete without the 20’ dugout canoe which is always an eye catching attraction. French and Indian War period re-enactors will be present to answer questions and tell stories.

a crowded exhibit hall at the 2012 PA Farm Show

young and old alike enjoy our dugout canoe at the PA Farm Show

young and old alike enjoy our dugout canoe at the PA Farm Show

Also, this year the Bureau for Historic Preservation’s exhibit booth will be located directly across the aisle from our own booth, providing a united display for the PHMC. We are located in the Family Living Section, on the McClay Street side, not far from the carousel and the butter sculpture - hope to see you there! January 5th – 12th Pennsylvania Farm Show: 9am - 9pm Saturday to Friday, and 9am - 3pm on Saturday 12th.
even Bandit the biker dog loves the dugout canoe

For more information, visit or the Hall of Anthropology and Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania .

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