ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE KEEPERS ROAD SHOW
Saturday, June 24th from 10 am TO 3 pm at the HINES CITY PARK
Staff from the Claire McGill Luce Western History Room of the Harney County Library and the Harney County Historical Museum will be among many groups and organizations celebrating this year’s theme: Archaeology of Transportation. Learn about the evolution of transportation in Harney County from the era of horse-drawn freight wagons, to the construction of the Oregon & Northwestern Railroad, and the advent of the modern automobile.
Visitors will have the chance to learn more about archaeology and history of eastern Oregon – as shared by federal and state agencies, Tribes, museums, universities, and private and non-profit organizations through temporary exhibits and hands-on activities. We also invite visitors to bring personal objects (stone tools, pottery, animal bones) they wish to learn more about. A panel of experts will be ready to help interpret your find.
And there’s more!
The Harney County Cultural Coalition has assembled artisans and craftspeople who will be demonstrating traditional skills such as saddle making and silver work, beading and basketry, and rawhide and horsehair braiding. Come celebrate and learn from these “Culture Keepers”, while listening to live music scheduled throughout the day, and enjoying local on-site food.
This event is free, with activities for all ages.
Visit the combined online digital archives of the Western History Room and the Harney County Museum to browse some of the items in our collections related to the history of transportation in Harney County.
Authored by the staff at Harney County Library!