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Celebrating Texas' Archaeological Heritage

Post Date:09/10/2019 4:15 PM

October marks the beginning of Texas Archaeology Month, a month-long celebration of Texas’ archaeological heritage. Numerous organizations and institutions host public events to heighten awareness and appreciation of this heritage in communities across the state.

In recognition of Texas Archaeology Month, the Brazoria County Historical Museum will kick-off its Archaeological Lecture Series Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm with Shannon Smith. Smith will present “Jordan Plantation Unearthed” a summary of the 2018 archaeological investigations at the Levi Jordan Plantation focusing closely on one of the known slave quarters.    

On Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 author William Moore will present his book “The Texas Calaboose and Other Forgotten Jails.” Moore shares the first guidebook on calabooses still in existence in Texas. He explores the history of the calaboose, including its construction, use, and eventual decline.  

On Thursday, October 17th  at 6:30 discover the archival riches of the Texas General Land Office as Dr. Brian Stauffer provides practical guidance on performing research in the GLOs Spanish Collection.

The fourth and final program in the series is “Native Trade Trails through Southeast Texas” presented by Dr. Jason Barrett with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Archaeological Studies Branch. 

All programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. The Brazoria County Historical Museum is located at 100 East Cedar, Angleton TX 77515. For more information follow us on Facebook or call 979-864-1208.    

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