Society for Industrial Archeology Conference

The Society for Industrial Archeology Conference schedule is now available online.  The Conference is to take place May 30 through June 2, 2013 at the St. Paul Hotel in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.  The event includes a day of formal papers (Saturday, June 1) and a number of tours to industrial heritage sites spread over several days (Thursday, May 30, Friday May 31, and Sunday, June 2).  Online, onsite, and mail in registration is available.

Flintknapping Demonstration

Rod Johnson, President of the Minnesota Archaeological Society will be demonstrating how stone tools like arrowheads are made at the Welch Station access of the Cannon Valley Trail on Saturday September 4, 2010.  Rod will be set up at the Welch station from 11 am to 4 pm.  The trail runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing and is an enjoyable days outing.  At a couple of locations along the trail near Red Wing there are interpretive signs explaining archaeological sites adjacent to the trail.   The Cannon Valley Trail web site also has a page about the cultural resources found in the area.