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Local Celebration of International Archaeology Day
10/9/2018
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For Immediate Release

Local Celebration of International Archaeology Day


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Join us in celebrating Southwest Florida archaeology and history with a dozen local museums, archaeologists and community organizations. Our annual International Archaeology Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in Bayshore Live Oak Park at 23157 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte. Admission and activities are free for all ages.

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

This family and pet-friendly event is at beautiful Bayshore Live Oak Park, which has a playground, paved sidewalks, shade trees, and pavilions, situated along the Charlotte Harbor waterfront. A stunning area with a deep local history, this park creates the perfect setting to discover how humans survived and thrived in Southwest Florida for thousands of years.

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. Find out more at http://fpan.us.  

The mission of History Services is to offer a variety of programs and services to educate the community about the rich history of the Charlotte County area while preserving and protecting the county's historical resources for future public use.

For information, contact Crystal Diff, program coordinator, at 941-629-PAST (7278) or Crystal.Diff@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.  

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