On Saturday the 5th of November my friends at FPAN West Central, along with my buddy ARCHAEO CART, travelled to Jacksonville Florida to take part in the Public Archaeology Day being held at the Museum of Science and History as part of the 2011 Southeastern Archaeological Conference. We had lots of fun teaching kids and adults about Florida history and prehistory using the touch-screen program on ARCHAEO CART and I even made a new friend!
Parked just outside the museum was my new buddy Abby the Archaeo Bus. Just like ARCHAEO CART does in Florida, Abby travels around Georgia teaching all sorts of people about the importance of archaeology! Abby used to be a mobile library but then she started to get more interested in archaeology and the nice people at the Society for Georgia Archaeology converted her into a mobile archaeology museum.
While FPAN’ers Becky and Roz posed with Rita, I got to check out all the cool exhibits inside the Archaeo Bus!
Abby’s friend and driver Rita gave me and my FPAN pals an exclusive tour of all the neat exhibits. My favorite was the diorama of what an underwater archaeological site and excavation looks like!
Checking out Abby’s exhibits about Georgia archaeology.
All in all the Public Archaeology Day at MOSH was a big success. I can’t wait till our next event with ARCHAEO CART….and I can’t wait to see my new friend Abby the Archaeo Bus again!
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