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The 450th Anniversary commemorations kick off December 3rd at Silver Fork Winery

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EJF cordially invites you to our FIRST 450th Anniversary commemoration event. This casual speaker event takes place at the Silver Fork Winery on Saturday, December, 3, 2016 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Tickets are $50/person.

Join us at Silver Fork’s brand new Pavilion for local wine, Spanish-themed Hors d’oeuvres and view rare artifacts from the Berry Site. Mix and Mingle with Dr. David Moore, and hear updates from our keynote speaker, Dr. J. Michael Francis. Dr. Francis is an internationally recognized historian and author. You might even get a chance to meet Juan Pardo, himself!  

 

Click HERE for more info and ticket purchasing.

 

Holiday Lab Party Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm.  

Participants of all ages are invited to join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Lab Party.  This last lab night of 2016 also promises holiday treats, a movie, and even crafts for students in grades K-4. See flyer below for more details.  Sign up by Monday, December 5th to join the fun!  Participation is $2/person.

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Exploring Joara is committed to promoting public archaeology in the upper Catawba and Yadkin river valleys of western North Carolina.  With a threefold emphasis on supporting research, education and outreach, the foundation is dedicated to finding and protecting archaeological resources while fostering an understanding and appreciation for archaeology in the community.  The foundation supports work at the Berry site, the remains of sixteenth-century Fort San Juan at the native town of Joara, and runs a public archaeology program that includes field schools, teacher workshops, summer archaeology camps, and presentations and workshops for schools and organizations.

The Burning of Fort San Juan

“It is a story of great scholarship, archaeology at its
best, hot dirty physical work and luck.”
– Producer, Tom Earnhardt, Exploring North Carolina Series, UNC-TV, in “The First, Lost Colony”

Support and funding provided by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Support and funding provided by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Support and funding provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

Support and funding provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina