Events to Celebrate Archaeology Month, National Hunting and Fishing Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 26, 2006 – The Southeast Missouri Regional Museum in conjunction with the Cape Girardeau Department of Conservation will sponsor a program Sept. 30 titled “Connecting People with the Land” in celebration of Archaeology Monday and National Hunting and Fishing Day.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center at Interstate 55 (Exit 99) and Highway 61 in North Cape County Park.

Events will include hands-on archaeology activities. The Southeast Explorer Mobile Museum will be there displaying prehistoric Native American artifacts. Also offered will be traditional archery demonstrations, hunting method displays and opportunities for children to fish in the pond.

Auditorium presentations will include the following:11 a.m.: Game Calling for Deer and TurkeyNoon:  Mark Twain Weaves a Tale of the Mighty Mississippi 1 p.m.:  Artifacts: The Non-Renewable Resource2 p.m.:  Hunting Heritage and You3 p.m.:  Native American Dancing by the Venture

Visitors are invited to spend the day or a few hours at indoor and outdoor stations while learning how the past connects people to the future. Saturday’s events are open to all ages, and youth groups are welcome. No registration is required.

For more information, contact the Nature Center at (573) 290-5218.