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Local Celebration of International Archaeology Day Oct. 19
10/7/2019
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NEWS RELEASE

Local Celebration of International Archaeology Day Oct. 19

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2019) – Charlotte County is scheduled to host Southwest Florida's Regional International Archaeology Day event, celebrating our area's rich cultural past with regional museums, archaeologists, and community organizations. The International Archaeology Day is scheduled for 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19 at the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library, 401 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Admission and activities are free for all ages.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Charlotte County Libraries and History Division host this local event to connect Southwest Florida with its long human history which reaches back thousands of years. Activities will include information booths, scavenger hunt, crafts, atlatl demonstration, prehistoric technology, and presentations by renowned archaeologists discussing the unique archaeology of our state. Food and ice cream trucks will be on site to provide food and snacks at an additional charge.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network's mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study, and public understanding of Florida's archaeological heritage. FPAN performs public presentations, school visits, public events, and helps our community stay up to date on local archaeology and history. For information, visit http://fpan.us.

For information, contact Crystal Diff at 941-629-7278 or Crystal.Diff@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.

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