193 W. Washington Street Strasburg VA
The Old chapter consisted of many members from the Strasburg community and from Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick counties and elsewhere. It was a very active organization. The scrap book consists of newspaper and other articles of the many sites, primarily prehistoric in nature, that were excavated. Mike will use the pictures and articles from the scrap book to narrate about several local sites of interest. One being the Bowman site in 1964 on Cedar Creek near Fort Bowman which was the very first project that the chapter was involved in.
Mike will stress the difference between archaeology then and now and why the excavations from those days are no longer allowed unless the site is threatened.