NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 6:00PM: members and non-members are welcome to the GCAS monthly meeting at the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley). We start at 6PM with a potluck - bring your own plates & utensils, and a dish for yourself or to share with with what we expect to be a larger than usual number of guests, including the starving students of the Preservation Archaeology Museum Curation and Survey Field School. Let's feed these folks well, people! At about 6:30PM we will have a brief business meeting followed immediately by our featured speaker, Archaeology Southwest's Karen Schollmeyer PhD, who will share updates on her and her field school team's work at the WNMU Museum which includes curating the artifacts comprising the NAN Ranch collection. Come meet the next generation of archaeologists and learn about the latest activity at our own WNMU Museum. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience at our in-person meetings the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend each attendee take the precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: we defer a July field trip due to conflict with the July 4 holiday weekend. Watch this space for our next field trip scheduled for Sunday, August 4, 2024, destination TBA.

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Well, That Was Fun

Wnmu-fndrsr-07192023-i Wnmu-fndrsr-07192023-iiOur July 19, 2023, general meeting and fundraiser for the WNMU Museum featured US Forest Service archaeologist Chris Adams who presented Mimbres Pottery - Feather Imagery." An in-person audience of 48 enjoyed Chris's presentation in air-conditioned splendor, surrounded by the Museum's exhibits of Mimbres artifacts.  Over 36 others had signed up online via Zoom. We were thrilled with the crowd's enthusiasm for Chris's talk and their generous support of the Museum during this fundraiser. The Museum wrote:

A HUGE thank you to the Grant County Archaeological Society (GCAS) for hosting a fun and successful fundraiser at the museum yesterday evening! Thank you Forest Service District Archaeologist, Chris Adams for your presentation on Mimbres People - Feather Imagery. GCAS President, Marianne Smith thank you for putting the fundraiser together, Vice President, Kathryn McCarroll for providing refreshments and thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of this event! #WNMUMuseum #pottery

This event welcomed the general public to get to know the Museum and the GCAS a little better, and three individuals have joined the GCAS membership as a result. Thanks to everyone who made this evening happen!

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Sorry to have missed July 19 presentation was it recorded?

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