Ever wonder what an Archeologist really does? How do they learn about the past from studying things left behind? Come find out at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum’s Annual Archeology Day, this Saturday, August 4th from 11am to 1pm.
Visitors will get a chance to talk to real Archeologists from the Gault Site and Texas Parks and Wildlife and see some of the artifacts found right here in Texas. You’ll be able to take part in activities similar to what people did long ago, like throwing an atlatl, creating a ceramic vessel, and drawing your own story on your paper “buffalo hide.” Visitors will also get a chance to test their archeology skills by working in our “dig pit” and try using sifters. Temple Public Library will also be onsite with books to read if you are interesting in finding out more about archeology. Barrel train rides will also be offered, dependent on the weather.
“Archeology is one of the main ways we find out about our heritage and the past,” said Museum Director, Stephanie Long. Archeology Day is a great opportunity for our visitors to learn about the field and people who work as archeologists.”
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum hosts a free Family Day event on the first Saturday of each month. Attendance at the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum. The museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The museum is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
For more information about this and other upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172