Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Archeology and Western Art in Freedom Sunday

Find of the CenturyArcheology and western art are going to be big at a free event in Freedom, Oklahoma, this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, 2-4 pm.

Two archeologists will explain more about the Burnham site, which is challenging our understanding of the early, early history of humans in North America. They've also invited the community to bring artifacts for examination/identification.

Western artist Victor Burdick from Thomas, Oklahoma, will be exhibiting his works. Check him out at victorburdick.com.

Come out Sunday and bring your friends. I love working with the Freedom Museum, and I think they have one of the best hidden gems in Northwest Oklahoma.

Here's the official press release:
Freedom Museum, Preservation Oklahoma to co-sponsor ‘This Place Matters’ lecture

The public is invited to attend an archeology lecture on Sunday, August 30th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Museum.

The museum staff and Preservation Oklahoma will host Dr. K.C. Kraft, archeologist with USDA-NRCS, and Dr. Bob Brooks with the Oklahoma Archeological Survey who will present information about archeological sites in Oklahoma, the role of the Archeological Survey and the Burnham Site.

The Burnham Site was found in the late 1980s about 12 miles northwest of Freedom. Since that time, National Geographic staff, the Oklahoma Archeological Survey staff, headed up by Dr. Don Wyckoff, and numerous volunteers have worked to unearth hundreds of artifacts. These findings are believed to indicate the presence of human inhabitants in the region as much as 30,000 years ago.

The Freedom Museum maintains artifacts from the Burnham Site which are displayed in the Smithsonian quality exhibit at the museum.

The afternoon lecture is open to the public at no charge. Please come out and enjoy learning more about Oklahoma’s distant past and how humans lived during the pre-Columbian period.

The Freedom Museum is located on Main Street in downtown Freedom, Oklahoma.

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