A fitting tribute to Evansville's bicentennial, Angel Mounds is reconstructing the first archaeology lab in Indiana.
The original building was used by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and 1940s. In the face of a national economic crisis, philanthropist Eli Lilly made this a time of new exploration at Angel Mounds.
Now, in 2013, the Alcoa Foundation is filling a similar role. Representing perseverance and advancement during a time of dire straits, the rebuilt Alcoa Lab will again be a center of research and education on the property.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the purchase of the site in 1938, the lab will be dedicated on Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. The event kicks off with a ribbon cutting, hors d'oeuvres/cocktails, and lab tours.
A "farm to fork" lunch by Farmer's Daughter (Princeton, IN) will be served at noon. Dessert and a visit to current archaeology excavations will immediately follow.
The cost is $35 per person and is all inclusive. Guests must RSVP by May 27. For more information, head to Angel Mounds website.
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