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Public Education Program

PAC has an active public education program. The organization sponsors an annual essay contest for middle school and junior high students on why archaeological sites should be preserved. It also sponsors a traveling series of poster exhibits which tour various museums, libraries and historic sites mainly in Western Pennsylvania, and maintains a speakers' bureau of professional archaeologists willing to speak to the public about archaeology. PAC has developed a curriculum packet for middle school students concerning archaeology in Pennsylvania and is working to place supporting materials at Intermediate Units throughout the state.

Archaeology Day

On October 14, 2015, Pennsylvania archaeologists celebrated Archaeology Month with displays and activities in the East Rotunda of the State Capitol from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. This was the 20th year for the event which is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Archaeological Council, the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania State Museum, the Conejohela Chapter (#28) of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology which serves Lancaster and York Counties, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. There was a brief program at 12:00 noon describing some of the important archaeological discoveries in the Commonwealth. Students from St. Stephens School learned about and demonstrated some of the technologies used by Native peoples in the Commonwealth from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Questions about the Commonwealth's archaeological past were answered by archaeologists.

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Dear Colleagues,

The outcome of yesterday's election will likely have a profound impact on the cultural resources management industry. We anticipate the Trump Administration and new Congress will attempt to repeal or weaken the legal framework on which our industry is built. 

Please join us on November 28 at 2pm Eastern for a free webinar: The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump. During this hour-long webinar, ACRA's government relations consultant, Marion Werkheiser, will brief participants on transition plans for the Trump administration, expectations for the new Congress, and ways that ACRA is organizing to respond to these challenges. Please register today.

It is more important than ever that we as an industry work together to advocate for our businesses and our values. I hope you will join us on November 28 and commit to becoming more involved in our government relations activities in the coming months.

Best regards,

Duane Peter, President
American Cultural Resources Association

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