Archaeology Roadshow -- Two Free Events in 2017!
Portland: Saturday June 3rd
This year's theme: Travel and Trade
We’re now gearing up for the 2017 events and want to let you know how you might get involved. On Saturday, June 3, on Portland State campus next to the Farmers Market, we’re hosting the 6th annual Archaeology Roadshow. With a similar format as in past years, we’re hoping to increase participation of community partners and attract even more visitors, developing activities that encourage adults and children to explore ways heritage enhances our lives and our connections to where we live.
And we’re excited to announce that Archaeology Roadshow is actually going “on the road” in 2017 thanks to a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and community support. Harney County will be our first stop, with a Roadshow planned for Burns/Hines on June 10, 2017. We hope to take a minimum of five exhibits from the Portland Roadshow along with the professionals and students who created the activities. We're working with archaeologists, heritage specialists and school groups in Harney County to support their creation of activities that promote heritage on the east side of our fair state. We'll host a panel of experts to identify the artifacts visitors bring to the event. Scott Thomas (BLM) has graciously and generously agreed to serve as local coordinator of the Harney County event.
Our goal is to use our experience developing the satellite Roadshow in Harney County as a model that could be taken to communities across the state in successive years, as we continue to gain knowledge about best practices (both for Portland events and rural communities) and the financial support becomes secure.
So what can you do?
Please consider participating in both events! Limited financial resources/housing may be available.
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com
To learn more about the event, please watch the video below and visit our Press and Past Events page.
We invite you to be a part of the Archaeology Roadshow in any of these ways:
- Volunteer on the day.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application here.
- Make a donation to help keep this event free and open to the widest audience possible.
- Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArchaeologyRoadshowPDX
- Come on June 3rd and bring your friends and neighbors.
Scroll down to see directions and a map to the Archaeology Roadshow at PSU
This project is funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission and by:
Daniel and Maria Gilmour
Mary Alice Hostetter
Mary Rossi and Eppard Vision
Amanda Taylor and Matthew Saunders
Oregon Historical Society
Bonneville Power Administration
Oregon Archaeological Society
Field and Vine Events
Southern Oregon Laboratory of Anthropology
Archaeological Services LLC
Archaeological Heritage Center
Dr. Cameron Smith
Getting to the Archaeology Roadshow:
The Portland Streetcar stops on the Park blocks, Eastbound, at SW Park and Market and Westbound at SW Park and Mill. After disembarking the Streetcar walk south along the park 2-3 blocks and turn right on Harrison at the PSU Library (this area is pedestrian only). Continue along The Walk of Heroines and Hoffman Hall is directly in front of you.
Street parking may be limited due to the nearby Portland Farmers Market. There is PSU garage parking on SW 12th between Market and Montgomery. It is $5 for Saturday parking. Exit the structure on SW 12th and turn right to walk south on SW 12th. Turn left onto SW Montgomery (this area is pedestrian only). Turn right on SW 11th and the Archaeology Roadshow exhibit area will be directly in front of you.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help the Archaeology Roadshow be a sustainable event with a donation:
Photograph by Motoya Nakamura courtesy of the Oregonian