Updated Exhibitor List- 2014 Archaeology Fair

Below is an updated version of our exhibitor list for the 2014 Archaeology Fair to be held in the Spiro Sports Center Gymnasium at Wagner College from 11am-3pm on Sunday, April 27th.  Remember, this event is free and open to the public, and there will be free and convenient parking on the day of the fair as well!  All children will also leave with a goodie bag full of fun fair treasures.  You won’t want to miss out, so mark your calendars now!

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2014 Fair Exhibitors:

Archaeological Institute of America

Welcome to the Fair!

  • Learn about the global mission of the AIA, pick up your goodie bag and free magazine!


National Lighthouse Museum…Past…Present…Future

Billee and Carl Ludders

National Lighthouse Museum

  • Hear stories about the lighthouse and its history, learn about the technologies of the Fresnel lens, storage vaults, and its construction.


Historical Detectives

Felicity Beil, Director of Education

Historic Richmond Town

  • Play the role of a historical detective as you analyze artifacts to draw conclusions about the site they might have come from.


“Turn of the Century” Alice Austen Photographs


Alice Austen House Museum

  • View historic Staten Island photographs and take part in photo activities.


Hunting Down History

Richard Pupello, President, John J. Marchese, Kate Ianolino

Staten Island History Hunters

  • Learn how to study history from a local perspective! Explore artifacts uncovered from local Staten Island contexts!


History and Ancestry at Green-wood Cemetery


Green-wood Cemetery

  • Discover the fascinating biographies of peoples buried in the Cemetery, and learn about artifacts collected from the site.


Architectural Historic Preservation and Archaeology

Jeffrey Geary, President; Mark Anderson, Education Outreach Coordinator

American Institute of Architects

  • Explore architecture through a mock-excavation of foundational buildings!  Discover your own artifacts!


Cave Art Drawing

Malissa Priebe, Executive Director: Teaching Artist: Lynnanne O’Connor

Art Lab, Inc.

  • Learn about Cave painting in the Prehistoric Era and create your own images using materials akin to those used by our ancient ancestors.


A Pre-view Peek of Staten Island Museum’s New Expansion!

Featuring: Presentation and Ancient Vessels from the TREASURE BOX Exhibition

Susan Hogan, Amanda Straniere

Staten Island Museum

  • Learn about the Staten Island Museum’s Greek and Roman Ceramics through art workshops and artifact displays!


Gems and Archaeology

Steve Okulewicz, Geologist

Staten Island Geological Society

Investigate gems and geology!


Prayer Flags and Ancient Tibet

Meg Ventrudo, Director

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

  • Learn about the art and practice of prayer flags and make your own masterpiece!


Assembling the Sherds

Steve Nutt, Professor

Wagner College

  • Participants will encounter and solve the kind of puzzle archeologists face to put broken pottery fragments back together.


Ancient Mesopotamian Writing

Carly Schmidt, Art History Student

Wagner College

  • Explore the ancient culture Mesopotamia and make your own cuneiform tablet!



Carly Schmidt, Art History Student

Wagner College

  • Learn about Egyptian burial traditions and make your own mummy!



Olivia Page, Anna Huddle, Art History Students

Wagner College

  • Discover the ancient Mayan tradition of the Ballgame!  View re-enactments of the excitement, and take part in a craft activity!


Bones, Bones, and More Bones

Nick Gibaldi and Anthropology Students

Wagner College

  • Learn how physical Anthropologists analyze human remains in excavations


Dig It!   

Corrine Matlak, Zachary Stanley, Anthropology Students

Wagner College

  • Excavate your way through a mock excavation, learn how to use an archaeologists’ tool kit, and map your trench!


Discovering the Ancient Near East

Paul Zimmerman

Independent Scholar

  • Explore Archaeology in the Ancient Near East and learn about the role of drawing and drafting in the field!


Discoveries in the Clay Pits!

Alicia Imbrogna, Volunteer

Clay Pits Ponds

  • Investigate the Clay Pits and other artifacts discovered at Kreischerville


Colonial Adventures

Colleen Siuzdak, Office Operations Manager; Carolyn Krams, Board Member, Secretary

Conference House Association

  • Learn about the colonial history of the Conference House through a video presentation and coloring activities!

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