Museum of Peoples and Cultures annual block party displays artifacts


You don’t have to be Indiana Jones and travel to Egypt to be an archeologist, which is what the Museum of Peoples and Cultures wants the public to learn through its annual block party this weekend.

This free event will feature demonstrations and artifacts from the Provo Tabernacle excavation, proving archeology happens the world over.

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A visitor tries his hand at the ancient skill of flint knapping
“We want to teach people that archeology and history is everywhere,” said Kari Nelson, Curator of Education for the museum. “People lived right here in Utah and we can learn about their lives through what they left behind.”

The party, in celebration of Utah Archeology Week, will feature booths with hands-on activities for the whole family as well as demonstrations. Visitors can also enjoy a performance of various Native American dances by the family and performing group Morningstar.

“I loved watching Morningstar last year,” said Amy Warner, a volunteer docent at the museum. “It is amazing what they can do. Even the little kids in the family are out there hoop dancing.”

The party will be Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 700 N 100 E in Provo. Go here for a full list of activities and demonstrations.

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