Archeology Day at the Railroad and Heritage Museum
Ever wonder what an Archeologist really does? How do they learn about the past from looking at things left behind? Come find out at the museum’s free Second Annual Archeology Day, on Saturday August 2, 2014 from 11am to 1pm.
This year’s theme is Ancient Rome, and activities will be focused around one of the most enduring civilizations of the ancient world. Create your own mosaic masterpiece, dress like a Roman, and take part in the archaeological “dig pit.” Visitors will also get a chance to talk to a real live Archaeologist, and see some of the things that archeologists in Texas have found. The Temple Public Library’s “What Do You Geek?” team will also be here showcasing ancient history holdings at our library. 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.
For more information about this and upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172.