Despite the ongoing floods, the 2019 Flintknapping Workshop participants enjoyed a great week of learning an ancient craft. Creek walks, heat treating, percussion techniques, pressure flaking, and night time cook outs made for a memorable week of fun and learning.
Due to current flood conditions, our free Friday Archaeology program for K-3rd graders will be held in the gym at the old Kampsville school. Please join us Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10-11:30am for some learning and fun. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know you are planning to attend by calling the office 618-653-4316. See you Friday!
It’s been one week since our post announcing the museum’s closing as a result of flooding. At the time, none of our buildings were affected, but NWS predicted the flood to crest at 37.5 ft. We closed the museum and began preparing for high water immediately.
The river is currently at 37.85 ft.
Our hope is that this is the beginning of the end of the 2019 flood, however it is possible that the rivers could begin to rise again. Here are some pictures of what’s happening in Kampsville:
The current prediction is for the flood to hang around for a few days and then begin to drain. The Mississippi River at Grafton has already crested and is draining…for now.
Let’s hope it continues to do so!
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Rogers Park Montessori enjoyed a multi-day Past Lifeways program during some very wet spring weather. They ate the first meals cooked in our new kitchen and made stone tools, clay pots, baskets, and pictographs. Students used our newly updated Archaeological Scene Investigation to learn about prehistoric cultural periods, worked on our ongoing village construction project, and created their own stories as part of our storytelling experience.