Friday, August 15, 2014

Rock River Archeological Society Weekend and 2014-15 Speaker List


                Rock River Archeological Society Weekend     

                         October 11 and 12 - Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

         FREE  ADMISSION to this historical/educational event for the whole family    

                              

                  Horicon Marsh Education Center - Outdoors and inside

                         Located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28.

 

Activities include:

- Buckskinners encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends
- Atlatl demonstrations - test your skills in hitting the target
- Local collectors with museum quality artifacts
- International Wolf Center Info/Display                       
- Children’s Activities 
- Voyageur Canoe Display                                            
-Wigwam
- Tomahawk throwing                                                 
- Fire starting techniques
- Flags of Wisconsin’s 11 Sovereign Nations                
- Flintknapping
- Birchbark biting/ moose hair tufting/old art forms        
- Corn grinding                                          
- $$  Face Painting – Saturday only                              
- $$  Fry Bread   
- $$  Vendors                                                              
- $$  Stone Age Replicas
- $$  Dream Catcher kits, books                                   
- $$ RRAS -Water            
-$$ Ice Cream Station of Horicon - hot dogs, nachos, ice cream and soda

 

                                                       Saturday

Speakers

 - 11:00-12:30  Debbie Hinchcliffe  and Jerry Sanders “Wolves and Humans: Past, Presen and  Future”

-         2:00-  3:30  Kristin Ashley - “Native American Totem Animals” 

-   Jim Kendros   -   Native American Flute Music         

Also:

   - Corn husk doll making demonstrations throughout the day

   -4:30 Join Dirty Kettle in a Flute Circle Ceremony and Drum Circle to follow at encampment

            

                                                       Sunday

Speakers

- 11:00 - 11:30 Karen Hartman – “ The Dream Catcher Lady Who Bites Bark”

- 12:30 -1:40  Julie Flemming –“How the Black Hawk War Impacted the Winnebago Tribe”

-   2:00 -3:30  Debbie Hinchcliffe  and Jerry Sanders “Wolves and Humans: Past, Present and  Future”

 

  HOSTED BY: Rock River Archeological Society        http://rockriverarch.blogspot.com/ or call 920-387-7893

 

Rock River Archeological Society 2014 – 2015 Speakers

 

September  17      Bill Casper – “Sturgeon For Tomorrow”

 

October 11-12     Archeology Weekend at Horicon Education and Visitor Center on Hwy

                                    28 between Horicon and Mayville

 

November  19      Karen Hartman – “Finding Beauty Within Raw Materials”

 

December  10      Annual “Road Show” (Members and visitors bring in an interesting,

                               strange, or unknown artifact/item to share with attendees)                   

 

January      21       Kate Margelofsky – “Hikes and Ruin Sites of Southeast Utah”

 

February    18       David Mickelson – “Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes”

 

March        18       Theresa Mayer – “Nome, Alaska Gold Rush of 1898, Part 2 – Trips to Russia                                                                                     

 

April          15       Sally Albertz, “Fond du Lac’s Last Contraband”

 

May                       Mound Tour

 

October -   10-11  Archeology Weekend at the Horicon Education and Visitor Center on the Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 2014 Newsletter



Rock River Archeological Society May 2014 Volume 14 Issue 5

"Rock River was a beautiful country. I love my towns, my cornfields and the home of my people. I fought for it. It is now yours. Keep it as we did."



- Chief Black Hawk

THANK YOU

RRAS has remarkably generous members and visitors. Since last September general donations totaled $170 and our speaker fund totaled $214. Two speakers returned their fee of $50 each, several members covered the City Hall room rental for Mr. Volkert’s program, and a donation that was made to the Satterlee Clark House for opening the museum to view their artifact collection. Also, all of our cups, napkins and plates, some postage, as well as the cost of a motel room (for one of our speakers who had too far to travel home following our meeting) were covered. We have wonderful treats and soda donated at each meeting and have countless hours donated in other miscellaneous jobs.

The DNR and the Friends group also contributed to our society's successful year. They provided their facilities, ran our newsletters and brochures, helped promote our meetings, and made sure the doors were scheduled to open for each meeting.

RRAS is truly appreciative for your contributions.

THANK YOU

This is our last newsletter for the summer!

Please watch your local newspaper for upcoming events. Emails will be sent as information is made available.Rock River Archeological Society May 2014 Volume 14 Issue 5




Recap: April Speaker

Ray Glazner

Early Man: Native Americans


Ray Glazner was born and raised in West Central New Jersey in an area inhabited by the Lenape Indians for centuries. The U.S. Continental Troops also spent two winters there. As a result, artifacts were always being found. Mr. Glazner’s personal history includes a wide variety of experiences. He spent 65 years in the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout – Vigil Honor in Order of the Arrow. A Navajo family from the Navajo Reservation adopted him. He holds a BA with a double major in Social Science and Language Arts, MA in History, and an ABD (All But Dissertation) for a PHD. Ray taught Air Force Survival School, was a consultant to the Smithsonian Monthly, served as an elected town official, mined gold in New Mexico, was a volunteer fireman, a ranch hand, a hotel clerk, a businessman, and was a consultant to Hollywood (CBS Entertainment). Mr. Glazner is a published author and has traveled extensively including 49 US states and 11 foreign countries. He loves to read and maintains a 6,000 volume research library. Ray has been married for 48 years to Dr. Linda Glazner. They have two children, 5 grandchildren and reside in Wausau, WI.

Mr. Glazner’s "Early Man – Native Americans", covered Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures. His collection includes tools, weapons, artifacts and household items from primitive man, ancient American cultures, pre - and post-Columbian cultures of the Woodland, Plains, Southeastern, Southwestern and Arctic. He presented historical documents, artifacts, authentic costumes, and personal items used by the people portrayed. These items gave a visual illustration of the early native inhabitants in our history. Thank you, Mr. Glasner, for the fun and interesting presentation! Rock River Archeological Society May 2014 Volume 14 Issue 5




Upcoming Events


May 2-4, 2014, 1840 Buckskinner Rendezvous

Join Herb "Dirty Kettle" Heck and friends at the

FIRST ANNUAL WATERLOO REGIONAL TRAILHEAD RENDEZVOUS

760 McKay Way, Waterloo, WI

For more information contact Herb at:

920-474-4619 or HeckDirtyKettle@aol.com

October 11th and 12th, 2014



Archaeology Weekend

Stay tuned for more information via newsletter, newspaper, email, Facebook and our blog!

Please let any officer know if you are interested in volunteering!

May 31

Effigy Mound Tour

Join us for "Mounds of fun" on a guided effigy mound tour!

Stay tuned for more information via newsletter, newspaper, email, Facebook and our blog!

See the next page to sign up today!

***Let’s start thinking about speakers for next year! Please let any board member or officer know if you or someone you know are interested in being a speaker next year!*** Rock River Archeological Society May 2014 Volume 14 Issue 5




Rock River Archaeological Society’s 2014 Spring Effigy Mound Tour

Saturday, May 31st


Please join us for our spring effigy mound tour to the beautiful area around West Bend and Sheboygan

We will be visiting ancient Indian effigy mound sites including:

1. Lizard Mound County Park

2. Sheboygan Indian Mound Park

3. High Cliff State Park

We’ll stop for lunch at a Sheboygan area restaurant (included in price)

Cost is $40/person


Cost includes: motor coach transportation, guided tour, snacks, delicious lunch with beverage, and all taxes and tips

Bus will leave the Horicon Marsh Education Center (Highway 28 between Mayville and Horicon) at 8:00 a.m. sharp! (Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. to board the bus)

We will return at approximately 4:30/5:00

Please send check (Payable to Rock River Archaeological Society) and slip below by May 15th to:




RRAS

c/o Jayne Schuett

602 N Hubbard Street

Horicon, WI 53032


Space is limited! Please reserve your spot today!! Need more info.? Call Jayne at (920) 485-2336 or e-mail at jayneschuett@gmail.com

I will be attending the RRAS Spring Effigy Mound Tour on Saturday, May 31st. I am enclosing $40 for each person in my group.



Name(s) (please include names of all in group): ___________________________

______________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #: ____________________ e-mail: _____________________________

Money will be refunded only if trip is cancelled. Rock River Archeological Society May 2014 Volume 14 Issue 5




RRAS Speaker Fund


We have initiated a speaker fund to help cover the cost of our excellent monthly speakers. Speakers currently receive $50.00. Many thanks for your continuing contributions; Any donation amount is welcome and may be given to Bonnie Katzman, treasurer, or any board member.

Treasurer’s Report


Membership dues: $10.00 Seniors, $ 15.00 Individual, $20.00 Family, $150.00 Lifetime

Continued thanks to our members and visitors for their donations of money, food and time which helps to keep our society successful.

Previous Month Attendance




62 March Balance 1435.41
Membership
Donations
General 12.00
Postage
Speaker Fund 10.00
Sales of RRAS Patches
Postage Expense 29.40
Speaker Gift 50.00
April/May Balance 1378.01

Spring Effigy Mound Tour






Rock River Archaeological Society’s 2014 Spring Effigy Mound Tour

Saturday, May 31st




Please join us for our spring effigy mound tour to the beautiful area around West Bend and Sheboygan

We will be visiting ancient Indian effigy mound sites including:
Lizard Mound County Park
Henschel Indian Museum
Sheboygan Indian Mound Park
High Cliff State Park
We’ll stop for lunch at a Sheboygan area restaurant (included in price)
Cost is $40/person
Cost includes: motor coach transportation, guided tour, snacks, delicious lunch with beverage, and all taxes and tips
Bus will leave the Horicon Marsh Education Center (Highway 28 between Mayville and Horicon) at 8:00 a.m. sharp! (Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. to board the bus)
We will return at approximately 4:30/5:00
Please send check (Payable to Rock River Archaeological Society) with names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of everyone in your group by May 23rd to:
RRAS
c/o Jayne Schuett
602 N Hubbard Street
Horicon, WI 53032

Space is limited! Please reserve your spot today!! Need more info.? Call Jayne at (920) 485-2336 or e-mail at jayneschuett@gmail.com








Money will not be returned unless trip is cancelled or is at maximum capacity.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 2014 Newsletter



Rock River Archeological Society April 2014 Volume 14 Issue 4

"Rock River was a beautiful country. I love my towns, my cornfields and the home of my people. I fought for it. It is now yours. Keep it as we did."



- Chief Black Hawk

April Speaker

Ray Glazner

Early Man: Native Americans

Rock River Archeology will host Ray Glazner as its speaker on Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Horicon Education and Visitor Center located on Hwy 28 between Horicon and Mayville.

Mr. Glazner does a variety of programs called "Images of the Past". He will present the first in this series, "Early Man – Native Americans", covering Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures. His collection includes tools, weapons, artifacts and household items from primitive man, ancient American cultures, pre - and post - Columbian cultures of the Woodland, Plains, Southeastern, Southwestern and Arctic. His programs are the culmination of 40 years of teaching, collecting and living American history. Mr. Glazner presents historical documents, artifacts, authentic costumes, and personal items used by the people portrayed. These items give a visual illustration of the early native inhabitants in our history. Many misconceptions about American history and the people who made it are dispelled. Audiences can expect to see and touch a part of American history.

Ray Glazner was born and raised in West Central New Jersey in an area inhabited by the Lenape Indians for centuries. The U.S. Continental Troops also spent two winters there. As a result, artifacts were always being found. Mr. Glazner’s personal history includes a wide variety of experiences. He spent 65 years in the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout – Vigil Honor in Order of the Arrow. A Navajo family from the Navajo Reservation adopted him. He holds a BA with a double major in Social Science and Language Arts, MA in History, and an ABD (All But Dissertation) for a PHD. Ray taught Air Force Survival School, was a consultant to the Smithsonian Monthly, served as an elected town official, mined gold in New Mexico, was a volunteer fireman, a ranch hand, a hotel clerk, a businessman, and was a consultant to Hollywood (CBS Entertainment).. Mr. Glazner is a published author and has traveled extensively including 49 US states and 11 foreign countries. He loves to read and maintains a 6,000 volume research library. Ray has been married for 48 years to Dr. Linda Glazner. They have
two children, 5 grandchildren and reside in Wausau, WI.

The Rock River Archeological Society is presenting "Early Man: Native Americans" at its April meeting. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 at 7 pm at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, lower level. Please call 920-387-7893 for more information. Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there! More information about the RRAS can be found on its weblog at http://rockriverarch.blogspot.com , rras.president@gmail.com or "Like" us on Facebook.

Recap: March Speaker

Bill Volkert

History of Horicon Marsh


Rock River Archeology Society welcomed back Bill Volkert as its March 26th speaker. Bill was the naturalist and wildlife educator for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Horicon Marsh for 27 years, where he conducted more than 3,700 education programs for over 220,000 people. His broad audiences included 66 delegations of scientists from 43 countries who came for professional training. In his personal time he has traveled widely and has sighted more than 2,500 species (1/4 of the world's birds!) He is also working on several writing projects (For more information go to naturalist@billvolkert.com).

Bill gave an enlightening and informative talk about Horicon Marsh and its global significance. Horicon Marsh represents one of the greatest concentrations of effigy mounds found anywhere in the world. Thank you again for the fantastic presentation! Rock River Archeological Society April 2014 Volume 14 Issue 4




Upcoming Events


May 2-4, 2014, 1840 Buckskinner Rendezvous

Join Herb "Dirty Kettle" Heck and friends at the

FIRST ANNUAL WATERLOO REGIONAL TRAILHEAD RENDEZVOUS

760 McKay Way, Waterloo, WI

For more information contact Herb at:

920-474-4619 or HeckDirtyKettle@aol.com

October 11th and 12th, 2014



Archaeology Weekend

Stay tuned for more information via newsletter, newspaper, email, Facebook and our blog!

Please let any officer know if you are interested in volunteering!

May 31

Effigy Mound Tour

Join us for "Mounds of fun" on a guided effigy mound tour!

Stay tuned for more information via newsletter, newspaper, email, Facebook and our blog!

***Let’s start thinking about speakers for next year! Please let any board member or officer know if you or someone you know are interested in being a speaker next year!*** Rock River Archeological Society April 2014 Volume 14 Issue 4




RRAS Speaker Fund


We have initiated a speaker fund to help cover the cost of our excellent monthly speakers. Speakers currently receive $50.00. Many thanks for your continuing contributions; Any donation amount is welcome and may be given to Bonnie Katzman, treasurer, or any board member.

Treasurer’s Report


Membership dues: $10.00 Seniors, $ 15.00 Individual, $20.00 Family, $150.00 Lifetime

Continued thanks to our members and visitors for their donations of money, food and time which helps to keep our society successful.

Previous Month Attendance




60 February Balance 1420.41
Membership 20.00
Donations
General 45.00
Postage
Speaker Fund
Sales of RRAS Patches
Postage Expense
Speaker Gift 50.00
March Balance 1435.41

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 2014 Newsletter



Rock River Archeological Society March 2014 Volume 14 Issue 3

"Rock River was a beautiful country. I love my towns, my cornfields and the home of my people. I fought for it. It is now yours. Keep it as we did."



- Chief Black Hawk

March Speaker

Bill Volkert

Cultural and Natural History of the Horicon Marsh
 
 
Join us for a two-part meeting on March 26th (Please note date is not third Wednesday)



6:00-7:00: Satterlee Clark House, 322 Winter Street, Horicon to view a fantastic artifact display.

7:00: Horicon City Hall, 404 East Lake Street, Horicon to hear our speaker, Bill Volkert.

Rock River Archeology Society is happy to welcome back Bill Volkert as its March 26th speaker. Bill was the naturalist and wildlife educator for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Horicon Marsh for 27 years, where he conducted more than 3,700 education programs for over 220,000 people. His broad audiences included 66 delegations of scientists from 43 countries who came for professional training. In his personal time he has traveled widely and has sighted more than 2,500 species (1/4 of the world's birds!) He is also working on several writing projects (For more information go to naturalist@billvolkert.com).

The Horicon Marsh formed by the glaciers of the last Ice Age, was a hunting ground for Native Americans for over 10,000 years. However, in the past 150 years this marsh has been dammed and flooded to create a vast lake, over-hunted by market hunters, and then ditched and drained to convert to agricultural purposes.

People have been a part of Horicon Marsh for the past 12,000 years. Since the end of the last Ice Age, humans have relied on Horicon Marsh as a superb hunting ground. Nearly every major prehistoric Indian Culture known to the Upper Midwest is represented in the archeological record of the marsh. Horicon Marsh represents one of the greatest concentrations of effigy mounds found anywhere in the world.

Plan to join the Rock River Archeological Society for Bill’s presentation on March 26th at Horicon City Hall, 404 East Lake Street at 7:00 p.m. You may also wish to view an outstanding artifact display at the Satterlee Clark House, 322 Winter Street in Horicon previous to Bill’s talk from 6 – 7:00p.m. Please call 920-387-7893 for more information. Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there! Rock River Archeological Society March 2014 Volume 14 Issue 3




Recap: February Speaker

Fr. Ed Sippel & Theresa Mayer

Alaskan Gold Rush, Artifacts & History


A warm "Thank You" to Theresa Mayer and Fr. Ed Sippel for their riveting presentation on the Alaskan Gold Rush! They had a wide array of artifacts and other memorabilia from the time period for the public to peruse.

Their vivid story-telling and detailed explanations of daily life in a mining town in the late 19th century made of an exciting presentation! The story followed John L. Beau from Calvary Station, a small town northeast of Fond du Lac, along with a few other gold fever driven men from an area known as the "Holyland" (German/Catholic community that was settled in the 1840's). John L. Beau left for the Yukon in 1896 then back to Wisconsin by 1909. His letters, ship diaries, mercantile record keeping, curios of baskets and scrimshaws, native fishing and hunting tools, photos and much more have been set aside for years until recently when his grandson, Father Edward Sippel of Fond du Lac shares the exquisite collection and amazing stories.

Fr. ED and Theresa described life for many "Stampeders" as they set out from across the country and around the world to search for gold in the Klondike. During the presentation, Theresa described how hundreds of people from many different communities throughout Wisconsin set out for the gold. Thank you again for the fantastic presentation! Rock River Archeological Society March 2014 Volume 14 Issue 3




Spring 2014 Speaker Schedule


All meetings to be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center auditorium at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

2014:


April 16th: Ray Glazner, "Early Man/Native Americans"



May 31: Effigy Mound bus tour: information TBA

October 11th and 12th: Archaeology Weekend



May 31

Effigy Mound Tour

Join us for "Mounds of fun" on a guided effigy mound tour!

Stay tuned for more information via newsletter, newspaper, email, Facebook and our blog!

October 11th and 12th, 2014



Archaeology Weekend

Stay tuned for more information via newsletter, newspaper, email, Facebook and our blog!

Please let any officer know if you are interested in volunteering!

***Let’s start thinking about speakers for next year! Please let any board member or officer know if you or someone you know are interested in being a speaker next year!*** Rock River Archeological Society March 2014 Volume 14 Issue 3




RRAS Speaker Fund


We have initiated a speaker fund to help cover the cost of our excellent monthly speakers. Speakers currently receive $50.00. Many thanks for your continuing contributions; Any donation amount is welcome and may be given to Bonnie Katzman, treasurer, or any board member.

Treasurer’s Report


Membership dues: $10.00 Seniors, $ 15.00 Individual, $20.00 Family, $150.00 Lifetime

Continued thanks to our members and visitors for their donations of money, food and time which helps to keep our society successful.

Previous Month Attendance




61 January Balance 1431.41
Membership
Donations
General 39.00
Postage
Speaker Fund
Sales of RRAS Patches
Postage Expense
Speaker Gift 50.00
February Balance 1420.41

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 2014 Newsletter

Rock River Archeological Society
February 2014 Volume 14 Issue 2

February Speaker:
“Alaskan Gold Rush, Artifacts & History” by:
Fr. Edward Sippel

The 1890's were tough times for America. The Financial Panic of 1893 caused many bank failures, business collapse, 18% unemployment, and low agricultural prices. Farmers in the Midwest suffered a series of droughts which left them short of cash to pay their debts, and drove down the value of their land. Compounding this situation was a run on the U.S. gold supply. "Stampeders" from across the country and around the world set out to search for gold in the Klondike. By 1898, the city of Dawson, at the influence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers sprung up and grew to a population of 40,000. By 1899 the gold rush was over and people left in large groups for Nome, Alaska, where gold was discovered in the same year. At the time of the discoveries, gold was approximately $10.00 an ounce, more than a week's pay.

Hundreds of people from many different communities throughout Wisconsin set out for the gold. Our story starts with John L. Beau from Calvary Station, a small town northeast of Fond du Lac, along with a few other gold fever driven men from an area known as the "Holyland" (German/Catholic community that was settled in the 1840's). John L. Beau left for the Yukon in 1896 then back to Wisconsin by 1909. His letters, ship diaries, mercantile record keeping, curios of baskets and scrimshaws, native fishing and hunting tools, photos and much more have been set aside for years until recently when his grandson, Father Edward Sippel of Fond du Lac shares the exquisite collection and amazing stories.

The Rock River Archeological Society is presenting “Alaskan Gold Rush, Artifacts & History” at its February meeting. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, lower level. Please call 920-387-7893 for more information. Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there!

“Rock River was a beautiful country. I love my towns, my cornfields and the home of my people. I fought for it. It is now yours. Keep it as we did.”
- Chief Black Hawk


Recap: January Speaker
Buzz Vanderhei - Trapping

Rock River Archeolgocial Society would like to thank January speaker Buzz Vanderhei of Horicon for sharing his great collection and knowledge of trapping with those in attendance. Buzz shared many types of traps with the audience, allowing many to be passed around for closer inspection. Buzz also shared many animal pelts, and explained some of them would be made into items, such as hats and clothing. Buzz explained the background and history of many of the historical traps he shared, including those who invented and used each type. After the program, Buzz spent time answering individual questions from guests and allowed everyone to come up at take a closer look at his traps, pelts, and trapping tags. Thanks, Buzz, for sharing your time and knowledge with RRAS! Thank you also for contributing your speaker fee back to our organization! We enjoyed your talk very much!

Upcoming Events
MPTV Channel 10.1 will be airing four segments on local Wisconsin atlatl experts! One of the individuals featured is a RRAS member, and past speaker, Glen Oechsner. Check local listings if you don't get the Milwaukee public station, as the show airs at different times on the state network.
 Show 3006 - Ben profile - Thu., Feb. 13 @ 9 p.m. & Sat., Feb. 15 @ 9 a.m.
 Note: There may be more episodes; please search online to check your local listings.
If you can’t watch it in “real-time” you can always watch it online: http://www.mptv.org/video/
The show is usually posted a day or two after it airs. Enjoy!


Spring 2014 Speaker Schedule
All meetings to be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center auditorium at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

2014:
March 26th (Please note date is not third Wednesday): Bill Volkert, “Cultural and Natural History of the Horicon Marsh” 
Please join the Rock River Archeological Society from 6:00-7:00 at the Satterlee Clark House, 322 Winter Street in Horicon to view a great artifact display. Then, join us at Horicon City Hall, 404 East Lake Street, at 7:00 to hear our speaker, Bill Volkert.
April 16th: Ray Glazner, “Early Man/Native Americans”

May: Effigy Mound bus tour, dates and information TBA

October 11th and 12th: Archeology Weekend
***Let’s start thinking about speakers for next year! Please let any board member or officer know if you or someone you know are interested in being a speaker next year!***
Any suggestions for our May Road Trip/Effigy Tour are appreciated! We’re compiling a list of locations within a few hours of the marsh area. Please let any board member know, or email us! (rras.president@gmail.com)
In an effort to communicate news about our fantastic group more efficiently, we now have our own email address!
RRAS.President@gmail.com
 Please send anything you wish to include in the newsletter to this email before the first of the following month! If it is not received, we cannot guarantee it will be included!
 No email? No worries! Contact any current officer or board member and we’ll have your contribution included 
Thank you!
Thank you to Catherine Salapa for doing an exceptionally great job as interim Treasurer. She mailed out the newsletter, helped line up speakers, and took care of miscellaneous other items.
Your help was greatly appreciated.
Rock River Archeological Society
February 2014 Volume 14 Issue 2
RRAS Speaker Fund
We have initiated a speaker fund to help cover the cost of our excellent monthly speakers. Speakers currently receive $50.00. Many thanks for your continuing contributions; Any donation amount is welcome and may be given to Bonnie Katzman, treasurer, or any board member.
Treasurer’s Report
Membership dues: $10.00 Seniors, $ 15.00 Individual, $20.00 Family, $150.00 Lifetime
Continued thanks to our members and visitors for their donations of money, food and time which helps to keep our society successful.
December Balance
1407.91
Membership
10.00
Donations
General
8.50
Postage
Speaker Fund
5.00
Sales of RRAS Patches
Postage Expense
Speaker Gift
Donated
January Balance
1431.41
The generous food and monetary donations at our meetings are greatly appreciated!
Is Your Info Up to Date?
Please check with Bonnie Katzman at an upcoming meeting to make sure we have your current address, e-mail and phone number to make sure your newsletter and other RRAS information gets to the correct place! Thanks!
President: Andrea Cisar
Vice President: Jayne Schuett
Secretary: John Brusoe
Treasurer: Bonnie Katzman
Directors: Catherine Salapa
Don Gehrke
Pearl Gehrke
Liz Herzmann
Please visit our weblog at http://rockriverarch.blogspot.com
“Like” us on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014



Rock River Archeological Society January 2013 Volume 13 Issue 12

"Rock River was a beautiful county. I love my towns, my cornfields and the home of my people. I fought for it. It is now yours. Keep it as we did."



- Chief Black Hawk

January Speaker:

"Trapping" by:

Buzz Vanderhei
Buzz is a long time RRAS member from Horicon. He has been a Horicon City employee for 23 years, and has volunteered 30+ years for the community in the EMS and Fire departments. As an avid outdoorsman, Buzz enjoys camping, canoeing and hunting. He also serves on the tree board, teaches Hunter’s Education, Trapper’s Education, Bowhunter’s Education and developed an educational mammals program. He has many times assisted raptor rehabber, Barbara Harvey, in returning birds back to their natural habitat. For years, he has Cedar Kestrel and Screech Owl boxes in and around the county.

Buzz has an extensive collection, as he’s been collecting since he was a youngster. He will be sharing his antique collection of traps from post-Civil War to the 1940s. Prior to the 1860s and 1870s, traps were individually handmade. After these time periods, traps were made with interchangeable parts. Buzz has everything from bear to weasel traps, and has memorabilia which includes trap tags and an old time trap button. This is a "hands-on" event as Buzz plans to hand around some of the traps and pelts from his collection.

The Rock River Archeological Society is presenting "Trapping" at its January meeting. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 7 pm at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, lower level. Please call 920-387-7893 for more information. Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there! Rock River Archeological Society January 2013 Volume 13 Issue 12




Recap: December Speaker

Archeology Roadshow


December Road Show a Success!

The Rock River Archeological Society’s December Archeology Road Show was a success! The night showcased artifacts that were identified by the owner or audience, and a few that remained a mystery! We saw everything from duck stamps to ancient coins to early Wisconsin spear points! RRAS would like to thank everyone who participated in the road show as a guest or presenter. We learned a lot from the artifacts left behind by people of the past!

After the Road Show, RRAS members and guest enjoyed a buffet filled with cookies, bars, beans, ham sandwiches and other good things to eat and drink. Thank you to everyone who contributed to such a smorgasbord! It wouldn’t have been the Road Show without it!

We hope to see you at the Road Show next year when even more amazing artifacts will be present to ponder!

In an effort to communicate news about our fantastic group more efficiently, we now have our own email address!

RRAS.President@gmail.com

Please send anything you wish to include in the newsletter to this email before the first of the following month! If it is not received, we cannot guarantee it will be included!


No email? No worries! Contact any current officer or board member and we’ll have your contribution included Rock River Archeological Society January 2013 Volume 13 Issue 12




Spring 2014 Speaker Schedule


All meetings to be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center auditorium at 7:00 p.m. unless

otherwise noted.

2014:


February 19th: Theresa Mayer and Fr. Ed Sippel, "Nome, Alaska Gold Rush of 1898 and Eskimo Artifacts"

March 26th (Please note date is not third Wednesday): Bill Volkert, "Cultural and Natural History of the Horicon Marsh" Please join the Rock River Archeological Society from 6:00-7:00 at the Satterlee Clark House, 322 Winter Street in Horicon to view a great artifact display. Then, join us at Horicon City Hall, 404 East Lake Street, at 7:00 to hear our speaker, Bill Volkert.

April 16th: Ray Glazner, "Early Man/Native Americans"



May: Effigy Mound bus tour, dates and information TBA

October 11th and 12th: Archeology Weekend




***Let’s start thinking about speakers for next year! Please let any board member or officer know if you or someone you know are interested in being a speaker next year!***

Upcoming Events


MPTV Channel 10.1 will be airing four segments on local Wisconsin atlatl experts! Check local listings if you don't get the Milwaukee public station, as the show airs at different times on the state network.

Show 3003 - Atlatl Equipment & History (Glen) - Thu., Jan. 23 @ 9 p.m. & Sat. Jan. 25 @ 9 a.m.

Show 3004 - Atlatl Competition (Lenny) - Thu., Jan. 30 @ 9 p.m. & Sat. Feb. 1 @ 9 a.m.

Show 3005 - Dan's Lesson (Doug) - Thu., Feb. 6 @ 9 p.m. & Sat. Feb. 8 @ 9 a.m.

Show 3006 - Ben profile - Thu., Feb. 13 @ 9 p.m. & Sat., Feb. 15 @ 9 a.m.



If you can’t watch it in "real-time" you can always watch it online: http://www.mptv.org/video/

The show is usually posted a day or two after it airs. Enjoy!

Friends of the Horicon Marsh:

4th annual Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike/Snowshoe on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center and Wisconsin DNR. Hiking and snowshoeing by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, and complimentary warm refreshments await couples, singles and families!

The Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers and snowshoers. Volunteers will be on hand for assistance and information. The lighted trail starts at the Bachhuber Impoundment trailhead behind the education center. New this year; we will have two trails available. One trail is 1.5 miles and another "Family Loop" is only .36 miles. Hiking and snowshoeing are free to the public. Don’t have your own snowshoes? Thanks to a generous Wisconsin Environmental Education Board grant and matching funds from the Friends group, snowshoes will be available to the public on a first come first serve basis at no charge. There is no guarantee however that they will be available when you arrive. You may have to wait until a pair is turned in. There must be at least 6-8 inches of snow on the ground to loan out snowshoes. Pets are allowed on the trails but not in the building.

For more information, call 920-387-7890 or 920-387-7893 Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. The center is located at N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, WI between Horicon and Mayville. The Friends and staff hope for a big crowd this year and invite everyone to join them for the fun event! The snowshoe/hike is free and open to the public. Rock River Archeological Society January 2013 Volume 13 Issue 12






RRAS Speaker Fund


We have initiated a speaker fund to help cover the cost of our excellent monthly speakers. Speakers currently receive $50.00. Many thanks for your continuing contributions; Any donation amount is welcome and may be given to Bonnie Katzman, treasurer, or any board member.

Treasurer’s Report


Membership dues: $10.00 Seniors, $ 15.00 Individual, $20.00 Family, $150.00 Lifetime



Continued thanks to our members and visitors for their donations of money, food and time which helps to keep our society successful. Previous Balance 1391.91
Membership
Donations
General 7.00
Postage
Speaker Fund 9.00
Sales of RRAS Patches
Postage Expense
Speaker Gift
January Balance 1407.91