Ever wonder what an Archeologist really does? How do they learn about the past from looking at things left behind? Come find out at Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum’s Third Annual Archeology Day, on Saturday August 1, 2015 from 11am to 1pm.
This year we will be talking about archeology here and around the world! Come visit our guests from the Central Texas Archeological Society and learn about proper excavation techniques, talk to the folks from the Bell County Museum about the nearby Gault archeological site, and get the chance to visit with a real live Archeologist from Texas Parks and Wildlife Cultural Resources Division to see just some of the cool stuff that is part of shared history in Texas.
Each year the Museum focuses on different past cultures that we learn about through archeology. This year our theme is Vikings, so come and create your own Viking shield, climb aboard a Viking ship to pose with your friends, and leave a runic message for other travelers. Barrel train rides will also be offered, dependent on the weather.
“Archeology is one of the main ways we find out about our heritage and the past. Archeology Day is a great opportunity for our visitors to learn about the field and people who work as archeologists,” said museum director Stephanie Long.
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum hosts a free Family Day event on the first Saturday of each month. Attendance at the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum. The museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The museum is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Santa Fe Market Days will also be happening to the east of the museum. The market runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Local food trucks and vendors will be selling food, crafts, jewelry, and much more.
For more information about this and upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172 or visit www.rrhm.org.