Archaeology Fair Call for Booths
Archaeology Fair at the Marquette Regional History Center
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
International Archaeology Day focuses on getting people interested in history through archaeology. This fair will introduce youth and adults alike to archaeology through hands-on activities, dig site stories, games and displays. Local experts will be here to share their work and expertise.
For 2019, our 7th annual fair, you may also enjoy a traveling exhibit that will be here during the fair: Archeology on Ice. This exhibit describes the emerging discipline of Glacial Archeology. Highlighting decade-long field research, climate change, artifacts and tribal participation in the project, this exhibit makes it’s Michigan debut at the MRHC. Included will be a display of recent archeological research in Marquette County.
Meet the archeologist behind Archeology on Ice, Dr. James Dixon, who will be here during the fair.
Fair included with the cost of general admission.
A great event for all ages including families, clubs, scouts, and individuals.
This is an open-house event. Come anytime 12-3:00.
Museum admission prices: adults: $7,seniors: $6, students: $3, youth 12 and under: $2
145 W. Spring Street, Marquette MI 49855
Call for booth participants!
Volunteers lead activities and/or have displays at booths throughout the History Center’s C. Fred Rydholm Gathering Hall, upstairs, and in the exhibit gallery. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, computer stations, crafts, interactive games and displays, and more are all encouraged, with an all-ages oriented focus. Attendees include families with young children, upper elementary students, college age young adults, and adults on their own.
All archaeology, geo-archaeology, and anthropology related ideas are welcomed. For 2019 we are also open to climate heritage related booths to align with our special exhibit: Archeology on Ice. Volunteers will be provided with tables and lunch, and will be welcomed to enjoy the fair and museum.
Are you interested?
We encourage folks to team up to put together an activity or display at their booth.
Booth registration forms are due by Friday October 4th. Booth concepts will be reviewed to avoid duplicating activities. Our fair is listed on the AIA website among other participating fairs throughout the world during this exciting day recognizing archaeology:
www.archaeologyday.org - this is a great resource for booth ideas and examples, or just ask us for additional ideas! Registering volunteers should be age 14 and up.
How to participate:
Gather your ideas and friends and submit your form; booth registration forms are above. Please submit this online for 2019. If you would like a form emailed or mailed to you contact Betsy Rutz, Museum Educator: [email protected] or 906-226-3571