The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc. was
organized in 1929 to:
- Promote the study of the prehistoric and
historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring
- Encourage scientific research and
discourage exploration which is unscientific or irresponsible in
intent or practice.
- Promote the conservation of archaeological
sites, artifacts, and information.
- Encourage the establishment and maintenance
of sources of archaeological information such as museums, societies,
and educational programs.
- Promote the dissemination of archaeological
knowledge by means of publications and forums.
- Foster the exchange of information between
the professional and the avocational archaeologists.
The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will be assisting
the PHMC at the archaeology exhibit during the 102nd Pennsylvania
Farm Show again this year from January 6 – 13. This is a fantastic opportunity
to reach thousands of people from all across Pennsylvania and invite new members
for both the SPA and individual Chapters.
To complete this – WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please consider sending a group of (1
– 4) volunteers from your chapter to help for 1 day or more during the week.
The exhibit is open from 9 am – 9 pm. It was suggested at the recent SPA Board
meeting that individual chapters might support their volunteers for a stipend
for travel, parking and lodging if needed. Please contact Kurt Carr at
firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate your time
availability or Ken Burkett for the SPA table within the exhibit at
If money is an issue, you might consider applying for the Cowin Award to defray
travel and/or room costs.
We also need materials from your chapter to distribute to people from your
area who are interested in attending your meetings or learning more. Please
bring a packet of your brochures, rack cards or other marketing materials with
you or get them to Ken ASAP.
This is a great opportunity to help the Society and see the Pennsylvania Farm
Show. The donuts and free ice cream alone are worth the trip. If you can help,
please consider volunteering now.