Panhandle Pioneer Project: Linking Past & Present Generations

June 21 through 24 from 8 a.m. to noon, Courson Archaeological Research (CAR) is hosting “Panhandle Pioneer Project: Linking Past and Present Generations” for kids ages eight and up. The four-day event, which is cosponsored by the Museum of the Plains, will reveal the area’s history, giving students a glimpse of our past.

Although events will center around archaeological excavations of an early pioneer dugout along Wolf Creek, daily activities will also include storytelling, hands-on games and activities, site tours, and more.

In addition, living history presentations will give students an introduction to the lives of the men and women who settled the panhandle frontier. They will get to see reenactors portraying a Kiowa Indian, farmer, cowboy, blacksmith, and more. There will also be people portraying a Cavalry soldier and Anglo buffalo hunter from the 1870s.

After the field school, a few participants will be invited to help CAR employees clean and study artifacts recovered during the days’ events. Several of the more advanced participants then may help create a short presentation for local groups and clubs.

The event is limited to 40 kids, so don’t wait to register. For info or to sign up, call the Museum of the Plains at 435-6400.

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