Events to Celebrate National Archaeology Month, National Hunting and Fishing Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 13, 2007 – Events are scheduled for Sept. 29 at the Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau to celebrate National Archaeology Month and National Hunting and Fishing Day.

“Connecting People With the Land” is being hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum and the Conservation Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hands-on learning stations will be available, including demonstrations of traditional archery, fishing, hunting, primitive skills, archaeology techniques, pottery, weaving and adornments.

Special programs on the hour will highlight turkey hunting and calls demonstrated by the Bootheel Boss Gobblers Club at 10 a.m., Native American hunting and fishing stories by Chief Paul White Eagle from the Ahniyvwiya tribe at 11 a.m., hunting dog demonstrations by the Bootheel Retriever Club at noon, The Fishin’ Magicians at 1 p.m., and Current Research at Hunze-Evans Archaeology Site by Jim Phillips at 2 p.m.

In addition, the Southeast Explorer mobile museum will be on hand with the Missouri History Exhibit.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Nature Center anytime throughout the day to learn about the conservation, preservation, and cultural and natural resources of southeast Missouri. 

This event is free, fun for all ages and open to the public. The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is located east of I-55 (exit 99) and Hwy. 61 in North Cape County Park.

For more information, contact Jim Phillips (573) 651-5993.