Subject: Sloan Museum's 50th anniversary lectures

Sloan Museum opened its doors on November 1, 1966. We invite you to celebrate our 50th anniversary with us at a variety of community events throughout the year! Visit for more details. 
Archaeology in our Backyard
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Location: Sloan Museum
Presented by Beverley A. Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan–Flint
Fee: $9 adults, $8 Seniors (60+), $6 Youth (2-11), Free for Members. Register today.
This presentation will provide an overview of the prehistoric past in the Flint region and will be geared to a general audience. We will explore the ways that archaeologists find artifacts and use them to reconstruct the lifeways of Michigan’s Native people from their earliest presence in our region, about 12,000 years ago, until the early historic period when Euroamericans and Afroamericans settled here. The results of the recovery efforts at the Stone Street Ancestral burial site, an ancient cemetery dating to 1000 to 1500 years ago, will be highlighted in the presentation.
Dr. Smith is an archaeologist who specializes in the analysis of artifacts and bones, both human and non-human, and was the Principle Investigator at the Stone Street Ancestral Recovery and Repatriation project in Flint. She has worked in the Upper Great Lakes region for more than 30 years on a variety of archaeological sites. Register today.

Collections Greatest Hits lecture
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: doors open at 6:30pm, Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Fee: $9 adults; $8 seniors; $6 youth (ages 2-11); Free for members.

Join Sloan*Longway's Curator of Collections as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sloan Museum with this fast-paced presentation, spotlighting the “greatest hits” of the museum’s collection acquired over the past five decades and special moments from Flint's history. From antique vehicles, to dashing hats, to stunning 19th century swords and firearms, this presentation will highlight some of our favorite pieces and recollections that formed the foundation of this landmark museum. Advance registration required. Sign up today.

Time Capsule Fun for Children and Families
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sloan Museum
Fee: $9 adults; $8 seniors; $6 youth (ages 2-11); Free for members. Register today.
Ages: Ages 7 and up

Time capsules help us preserve our past, and communicate information about the present to future generations. In this activity, children and their families will learn all about how to make their own time capsules. Participants will discover what containers to use, fun ideas about what to include, where the best places are to hide their time capsule, and when to open it. All participants must register in advance. Space is limited to 30 participants. Register today.

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