Rock River Archeological Society
March/April 2016 vol. 16 no. 3
Rock River was a beautiful country. I loved 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
A Note of Thanks
I wish to thank everyone for my beautiful gifts in appreciation for my time spent as a board member. It was like being part of a family. I had lots of fun and met many new and exciting people who became monthly speakers and/or participants in our Archeological Weekend. I encourage others to have this rewarding experience by being a board member or volunteering time to support RRAS. Your help ensures the continued success of this wonderful organization.
Rock River Archeological Society
Presents Program on Early Native American Artifacts
The Rock River Archeological Society will be presenting a program on early Native American artifacts on March 16th. The program will be given by Gary Henschel, owner and operator of Henschel’s Indian Museum located near Elkhart Lake, WI. Gary will be showing a slide show and sharing real artifacts brought along for all to see. He will tell the story of when he was a child, being raised on the site, and taking long walks with his Grandfather.
Since the first Henschel homesteader settled in Sheboygan County in 1849, the family’s land has yielded evidence of 10,000 years of human occupation. Today the
Henschel collection is one of the most complete in Wisconsin. Items at the museum and talked about in the program will be chipped stone tools, projectile points, ground stone tools, bone tools, copper implements, and pottery. Gary will trace the lives and times of the original culture inhabiting our area of Wisconsin.
The program on Wednesday, March 16th, will begin at 7:00 PM in the lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Refreshments are served after the program and everyone is invited. The evening is FREE to the public. For more information one may call Julie Flemming at 920-928-6094 or email email@example.com.
Gary Henschel speaking to RRAS members and guests at his museum.
Rock River Archeological Society
Presents Program on
The Fur Trade (1600-1840)
The Rock River Archeological Society will be presenting a program by Raymond Glazner on the Fur Trade between the years of 1600 and 1840. The program will be held on April 20th at 7:00 PM in the lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Mr. Glazner will talk about the Dutch, English and French trappers as well as the American longhunter and the American mountain man. His program will include examples of clothing, equipment and skills of the people who opened the way for the westward expansion of the United States.
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 and as a result, artifacts were always being found. His personal history includes a wide variety of experiences such as: he spent 65 years in the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout; he was adopted by a Navajo family from the Navajo Reservation; he holds a BA with a double major in Social Science and Language Arts, and a MA in History; he taught Air Force Survival School; he was a consultant to the Smithsonian Monthly; he has served as an elected town official; and he has mined gold in New Mexico among many other things. Mr. Glazner is a published author, loves to read and maintains a 6,000 volume research library. Ray resides with his wife in Wausau, WI and maintains a full schedule of talking engagements and re-enacting activities.
The program is part of the Rock River Archeology Society scheduled presenters and welcomes the public to all of its programs. Refreshments are enjoyed after the program which is FREE to the general public. For more information one may call Julie Flemming at 920-928-6094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee
Honoring that great trumpet player, Bunny!
Friday – Sunday, May 13 – 15, 2016
Fox Lake, Wisconsin
Bob Schulz& his Mid-West All Stars
- St. Louis Stompers led by Steve Lilley
- Kaye Berigan 5Tet
- Monday Morning Dixie Band
- Matt Miller Jazz Trio
The “Jubilee Weekend” offers a floor for dancing, hand created jazz jewelry, hand created sewn items, scholarship presentation, graveside service at Bunny’s grave, the Triangle Jazz store, Sunday morning worship service, education program about Bunny, wonderful food and the best jazz artists of the nation in a beautiful setting of “small town” Wisconsin. Dixieland and “smooth jazz” offered for everyone’s listening pleasure.
Tickets can be ordered on line at bunnyberiganjazzjubilee.com or call Julie Flemming at 1-920-928-6094 for tickets and information.
Badger State Archeological Society of Wisconsin’s Upcoming Show:
Elkhart Lake Show
June 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Henschel Museum 8661 Holstein Road
Contact:Gary Henschel (920) 876-3193
Special Thanks to Don and Glen for their January and February presentations. RRAS appreciates you both!
Rock River Archeological Society 2016 Program Schedule
March 16 Gary Henschel – “Henschel Site”
April 20 Ray Glazner “The Fur Trade (1600-1840)”
May Archeology tour, TBA
September 21 Dwight Weisner
October 8 & 9 Archeology Weekend
November 16 Ice Age Trail
December 14 Annual Archeology Road Show
*Important Newsletter Update!
Rock River Archeological Society newsletters will be sent on a bi-monthly basis. Look for your next newsletter in September.
A Note From Jack Steinbring
The following is an excerpt from a letter written to one of our members from Jack Steinbring. We can hopefully help Jack to find some helpers this summer. What a great opportunity!
If there are any Rock River members who have some excavating experience,
there will be an opportunity for them this year at (the) Hensler (site). This will be my last field season there and I would like to see a little bigger crew so that we can open one or two extra units. We dig every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00-3:30. This site is in the Michels Quarry at Waterloo, just off Hwy 19 east of town. Let me know if there is anyone who might wish to participate.
We now have a hard date of 10,340 B.P. for aboriginal engraving at the site. This makes it the 2nd oldest rock art site in America.
The Revenant-Rated R, 156 minutes long.
A movie presently out about an explorer, Hugh Glass and hunter in the American wilderness of the 19th century. Left for dead by his companions after being brutally attacked by a bear, he strives to survive. Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. It is a true story and tells the tale of his seeking revenge.
Playing in theaters now and recommended by Ray Glazner.