Family Archaeology Day/Trail of Tears in Southeast Missouri

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  Saturday, October 20th, 2018 • Noon-4:00pm • Visit Website  


The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill, Missouri will celebrate International Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00 (noon) to 4:00 p.m.

Noon- 2:00pm – Adults are invited to view the Trial of Tears exhibit plus digital and paper maps and documents. Researcher Eva Dunn will be on hand to answer questions. 

Children will enjoy making cornhusk dolls, creating small pottery bowls, leather lacing crafts and playing “dart” games in the Discovery Lab.

2:00pm-4:00pm – Eva Dunn will present updated findings of new discoveries of Trail of Tears routes in Bollinger County. Join in the discussion and view documents, maps, witness structures and digital resources that show a new view of how the detachments traveled from the Mississippi through Bollinger County. A surprise Bollinger County historical finding will be revealed during the presentation.

Hands on children's' archaeology themed activities, puzzles, games, and crafts will be ongoing throughout the afternoon.

Museum admission: Adults $5 and 17 years and under $2
All activities are free with your paid museum admission.

The Museum will be open from 12pm-4:30pm

For more information call 573-238-1174 or email


Event Listed By Bollinger County Museum of Natural History

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