Showcase your artifact collection at The Grasslands Artifact Roadshow
GERING — The Gering Public Library is hosting the Grasslands Artifact Roadshow Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Grasslands Artifact Roadshow is a project in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the US Forest Service. The public is invited to bring their personal artifact collections to the Gering Public Library Community Room to be documented by a research team led by Matthew Douglass, an archaeologist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The primary goal of the event is to document local artifact collections and building a lasting relationship with local collectors and landowners.
“Many folks have a shoe box of artifacts handed down through the family, or may have collections of their own,” Douglass said. “These collections represent an important but under studied record of the early occupants of the Great Plains. We are interested in working with the public to help grow our knowledge about our shared past.”
This program is free and open to the public.