Thursday, May 30 @ 5:30 at the Florence Mill
Join us for this “History Happy Hour” event where we combine happy hour with history talks and tours.
PLACE: The Florence Mill, located at I-680 and 30th Street.
In 2003, History Nebraska archaeologists discovered and excavated the site of “Engineer Cantonment”, the long sought-after winter encampment of the Stephen Long Scientific Expedition of 1819. Located along the base of the bluffs just north of Omaha, the crew compared the topography with a painting of the encampment done by expedition member, Titian Peale, then used ground penetrating radar to discover the exact location. Excavation yielded a wide variety of fur trade and early American artifacts, making it the oldest Euroamerican site discovered in Nebraska. This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the Long Scientific Expedition.
5:30 Happy Hour Refreshments and tour of historic Florence Mill and Art Loft
6:15 Lecture by State Archaeologist, Rob Bozell
7:30 Optional: Car Caravan to site of excavation
$10 suggested donation