Native American artifacts on display in Alexandria July 26A Native American Artifact Show is planned for Sunday, July 26 in Alexandria. The Gopher State Archaeological Society will host the annual event Sunday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
A Native American Artifact Show is planned for Sunday, July 26 in Alexandria.
The Gopher State Archaeological Society will host the annual event Sunday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
The show is for anyone interested in the early history, cultures and artifacts of North America.
Local collectors will display a wide range of items from arrowheads to beadwork.
The gathering provides local collectors the chance to showcase their recent finds and favorite items, noted organizers of the event.
Many of the items are local to this region where the archaeological records span 12,000 or more years. The artifacts displayed represent a wide range of material, such as flint arrowheads, flint knives, stone axes, celts, copper tools, bone tools and more recent historical items such as beadwork.
If anyone has found items or has items that have been passed along through family, they are encouraged to bring them to the show.
For larger collections, tables are available to display items.
A number of experts will be available to look at artifacts that are brought in, and should be able to identify if it is 10,000 years old, 300 years old or possibly a modern replica.
Organizers believe the show is a wonderful, informal opportunity to learn more about the fascinating artifacts, and what they could suggest about the early history of Minnesota.
For more information about the event or to have a display table set up, call John Lindquist at (320) 834-4788.