Oregon Archaeology Celebration is held each year from mid-September through mid-October. Professional and amateur archaeologists, concerned citizens, and American Indians volunteer their time and talents to celebrate Oregon's rich and diverse history. For more information, visit the Oregon Archaeological Society's Web site at: http://www.oregonarchaeological.org.
Archaeology Roadshow will take place at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) on June 1, 2014 and is hosted by Portland State University. It's a free show that has activities for kids and families, as well as a panel of experts that would be available to look at artifacts that people bring in. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/ArchaeologyRoadshow2013PDX.
The Oregon Historical Society hosts a number of educational events throughout the year. The Oregon History Museum also has several exhibits like Windows on America, an exhibit about presidential history (open until October 31st, 2013) and For All the World to See, an exhibit about civil rights (open until August 11th, 2013). For more information, call (503) 222-1741, or visit: www.ohs.org/.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry offers classes at different locations during spring break and in the summer. These classes cover a variety of topics including archaeology and paleontology. There are also exhibits on paleontology, a science center for children, and programs for families and home-schooled children. For more information about the museum, call (800) 955-6674. Find out more about the museum and its programs at: www.omsi.edu/.
Museum of Natural History at University of Oregon features exhibits on archaeology, geology, and Oregon native cultures. The museum is home to a pair of 10,000-year-old sagebrush sandals from Fort Rock Cave in Central Oregon—the oldest shoes in the world. Museum archaeologists also discovered evidence of the oldest house in North America, a structure buried deep under the ash of the volcanic explosion that created Crater Lake 7,500 years ago. Special group tours for students of all age groups are available with a two-week notice. For more information, call (541) 346-3024, or go to : natural-history.uoregon.edu.
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