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2014 Special Events

 International Archaeology Day at Chucalissa

Join us Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9am-3pm for

International Archaeology Day!

Please join Chucalissa Staff and Volunteers for volunteer activities and fun-filled, family-friendly programming celebrating International Archaeology Day!

9-10am & 12-1pm: Fall Hike on Nature Trail - Join Rachel Clark, our Green Fee Intern, on Chucalissa's Half-Mile Nature Trail for an educational outdoor hike! She will discuss contemporary flora and fauna found at Chucalissa and Fall ecology through a historical lens. Appropriate for all ages.

10am-12pm & 1-3pm: Family Days Activities - For the price of regular admission, participate in our Trash Talks educational program, throw darts with an atlatl, tour our Hands-On Archaeology Lab and make a pinch pot to take home. We will also give a special tour of our Excavation Trench normally off limits to the public!

We will be sorting artifacts from 9am to 3pm for those that wish to participate in our volunteer activities. 

Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for all activities. No previous experience or sign up is necessary to attend this event. Children are most welcome with adult supervision. 

For more information, please contact Katie Maish at 901-785-3160 ext. 12 or


family day

Family Days -  Saturday at 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

For the price of regular Museum admission:

  • Take a tour of the museum
  • Throw darts with an atlatl
  • Conduct a Scavenger Hunt in our Main Hall
  • Tour our Hands-on Archaeology Lab
  • and participate in a special fun program and create a craft to take home.

Family Program and Craft Activity change each week. For a detailed description of programs and crafts, please see our online brochure. Here is our upcoming schedule:  

October 11: African American History of Southwest Memphis and Thumb Pianos
October 18: Trash Talks and Pottery
October 25: Native American Music and Pottery
November 1: Mystery Box and Talking Sticks
November 8: Native American Sports & Hunting Program and Coloring Books
November 15: What is Archaeology? and Snake Painting
November 22: Prehistory to Trail of Tears and Basket Weaving
December 6: Prehistoric Stone Tools & Weapons and Complex Beading
December 13: African American History of Southwest Memphis and Thumb Pianos
December 20: Trash Talks and Pottery



Volunteer Saturdays - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Drop by to help process prehistoric artifacts excavated from sites in western Tennessee, help in landscaping our gardens and trail, and much more. Come for one hour or the entire four. Children are welcome with parental supervision. No experience is required.

The 2014 Volunteer Saturday Schedule Is: 

  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13


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