Rome Historical Society to open children’s exhibit

Published Sep 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Rome Historical Society’s children’s archaeology exhibit, “Dig! Study! Share!” will officially open on Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., and will stay open during the museum’s regular hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The interactive exhibit will feature a dig pit, where guests will search with screens, shovels, brushes and more to find and catalogue artifacts.

“Dig! Study! Share!” is a continuation of the 2016 “From Memory to Monument” exhibition, which celebrates the reconstruction of Fort Stanwix National Monument during the 1970s. In acting as an archaeologist, guests will become familiar with the processes followed by researchers that worked on the fort.

“As we update the museum, we recognize the need to have ‘hands-on’ activities for youth as they learn and explore history,” said Historical Society Executive Director Arthur L. Simmons III.

The Rome Historical Society is a nonprofit organization located at 200 N James St. For more information on the exhibit or on the museum generally, call 315-336-5870 or visit romehistoricalsociety.org.