Come to Prehistoric and Historic Artifact Day

Arrowhead artifact

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Do you have an artifact you want to learn more about? Come to Sherman County’s answer to Antiques Roadshow, Prehistoric & Historic Artifact Day. It will be held at the High Plains Museum, 1717 Cherry, Goodland. Event will be held May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artifact Day schedule

Anyone in the area is encouraged to bring in any fossilized rocks, fossils, bones, Indian artifacts, and/or artifacts found on homesteads. Find a spot to display your artifacts at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., Christine Grast, an archeologist from the Kansas State Historical Society and a member of the Kansas Anthropology Association, will identify prehistoric and historic artifacts from local collectors. She will not be giving any valuations, just identifying artifacts.

The rest of the morning will be a chance for you to show your artifacts to the general public and talk about your experience finding them. From 1-3 p.m., Doug Whitson will give a presentation on artifacts he has found in the surrounding counties.

Please reserve your artifact’s display spot by May 5. Call the High Plains Museum, 785-890-4595.

High Plains Museum of Goodland, the 130th Celebration Committee, and the High Plains Chapter of the Kansas Anthropology Association are sponsoring the event. To learn more about activities involving the 130 Celebration, please visit our Facebook page “130 Celebration of Sherman County.”

The High Plains Museum is located near downtown Goodland and features exhibits of local history. Museum is open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

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