His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety host­ing mu­seum ‘Ar­ti­fact Dig’ dur­ing Fall Fes­ti­val

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For every­thing from view­ing ar­ti­facts to learn­ing about po­ten­tial an­ces­tors, the Polk County His­tory Mu­seum in­vites lo­cals to visit.

The group will be open dur­ing the up­com­ing Cedar­town Fall Fes­ti­val, so those in­ter­ested in learn­ing about their past are urged to visit Cedar­town’s 117 West Av­enue on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Chil­dren ages 6 through 10 will be of­fered the chance to be­come ar­chae­ol­o­gist by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ‘Ar­ti­fact Dig.’

Af­ter pay­ing the $2 fee, kids will “hunt” for var­i­ous ar­ti­facts and fos­sils in the mu­seum’s dig pit, and each ar­chae­ol­o­gist will get to keep one item that could range from shark teeth, glass beads, or even ar­row­heads.

Any­one in­ter­ested in mak­ing ar­row­heads in­stead of find­ing them may be in­ter­ested in the demon­stra­tions Ray Camp and Les­lie Bron­son have sched­uled, and the Throt­tle Jock­eys Club will have their an­tique cars ready for view­ing in the mu­seum’s park­ing lot.

Pa­trons just view­ing the cars or the mu­seum will not be asked to pay a fee.

Those with more ques­tions or in­ter­est in the mu­seum and Polk’s his­tory can join the Polk County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and gain ac­cess to the group’s reg­u­lar meet­ings.

Visit dur­ing the mu­seum’s reg­u­lar hours of Thurs­day through Satur­day from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. for more in­for­ma­tion on sign­ing up.

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