Stanly History Center to host NC Digs

Published 2:55 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In March, Stanly County History Center will host NC Digs, a traveling exhibit by the North Carolina Department of the Natural and Cultural Resources.
NC Digs showcases North Carolina archaeology by featuring five site types: Native American, plantation, battlefield, trash pit and industrial. This exhibit includes six retractable panels, a selection of artifacts from the Office of State Archaeology, an interactive “Follow the Clues” panel and a mock archaeological dig.
Exhibit panels explain various site types with examples from the digs that the Office of State Archaeology has coordinated at state historic sites as well as private partner locations. Each panel highlights a tool and a technique for excavating and analyzing materials. The exhibit also includes options for additional educational activities, such as a scavenger hunt and a projectile point matching challenge.
This exhibit will only be at the Stanly County History Center for March. The History Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. The History Center will be open when NC Digs is present on March 3.
For further inquiries, call the History Center at (704) 986-3777 or email