Three Rivers Archaeological Society hosts lecture

Three Rivers Archaeological Society hosts lecture


BELOIT, Wis.—Craig Pfannkuche will present a slide show and lecture on the archaeology of old privies at the June meeting of the Three Rivers Archaeological Society. The meeting will be Monday, June 9 at the Logan Museum of Anthropology on the Beloit College campus. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

The speaker will show how archaeological data from privies can enhance family history information and insights. He will also discuss how material found in privies can occasionally “correct” some misinformation in paper records.

Craig Pfannkuche, of Wonder Lake, Ill., is a historian and president of Memory Trail Research, Inc. He has a master’s degree in local history from Northern Illinois University and has been doing family history research professionally for the past 15 years. He is a recent past president of the Chicago Genealogical Society and is currently the corresponding secretary of that society and the McHenry County Genealogical Society. He completed a three-year term on the Illinois State Historical Society Board of Directors in 2002.

The Three Rivers Archaeological Society (TRAS), a chapter of the Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology, is composed of individuals interested in archaeology in the Wisconsin-Illinois stateline region. TRAS provides opportunities for the public to learn about and participate in local archaeological work.

Beloit College’s Logan Museum hosts TRAS meetings on the second Monday of every month. The meetings are free and open to the public. For information, please call Logan Museum Director Bill Green at (608) 363-2119.

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