International Archaeology Day – Oct 21

International Archaeology Day at Sappington House
Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 2 pm   Free!

Schedule of attractions
On the grounds,
11:15 – 12 noon, Lindbergh middle school Fiddlers in colonial costume

In the library
10:30 am, Perry Whitaker, Mississippi River Paddler, tells his experiences of finding Native-American artifacts as he canoes the waterways
12:00 noon, Poetry readings  from 1808 America by Mike Bickel and Brenda Thacker
12:30-12:45 pm,  Anne Williams recitation of Edgar Allan Poe
1:00 pm, Rachel Murphy Azzara, “The Dig at Sappington House, 2016-2017”

Activities ongoing, 10 am – 2 pm
Tomahawk thrower – learn how to throw a tomahawk
Musket shooter – learn how to shoot a musket
Paul and Ginny Branson – artifacts display
“Young’uns Outpost” – kids dress in costume for passport photos and then do craft activities, including tombstone rubbings at nearby Father Dickson Cemetery
Kiddie dig – hands-on artifact discovery with guidebook
Folkway artisans – demonstrations of old-time skills and crafts
• Baskets by Laura
• J & R Pashia Apiaries
• Rock Island Trading Post
Complimentary Museum tours – see the interior of Historic Sappington House

Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road, St. Louis, MO 63126

Free parking across the street at Crestwood Elementary and in the overflow lot off Reco Avenue

Sponsored by…
Co-sponsored by American Archaeological Institute of America (AIA St. Louis Society), Sappington-Concord Historical Society, and Historic Sappington House along with the City of Crestwood Department of Parks and Recreation

For more information, phone 314-822-8171

Photos from the June 2017 dig at Sappington House

More photos from June 2017

See 38 more photos of the 2017 dig by clicking on the link.