Special Events

Scenes from the 2012 Milwaukee Archaeology Fair

The Third Annual Milwaukee Annual Fair took place at the Milwaukee Public Museum on March 9 and 10. Over the two days of the fair some 2000 people, including school children, teachers, Boy and Girl Scouts, home-schoolers, and families, enjoyed more than twenty exhibits and hands-on activities presented by professional archaeologists, students and museum educators. They also held conversations with Greek, Roman, Celtic and Renaissance re-enactors who regaled visitors with information about the periods and cultures they colorfully represented.

Photos of some of the highlights follow:

Bettina Arnold and Linea Sundstrom explain living by the lake in Iron Age Europe
Bettina Arnold (UW-Milwaukee, Anthropology) and Linea Sundstrom (Day Star Research) explain living by the lake in Iron Age Europe. Photo J. Waldbaum.

Celtic Warriors from Tribes of the Blue Rose
Celtic Warriors from Tribes of the Blue Rose. Photo L. Ponto.

Mark Chavalas teaches Akkadian cuneiform script to visitors
Mark Chavalas (UW-LaCrosse, History) teaches Akkadian cuneiform script to visitors. Photo L. Ponto.

Cleopatra & Greek Hoplites
Cleopatra & Greek Hoplites. Photo J. Waldbaum.

Elisabetta Cova, Derek Counts and Francesca Counts play ancient games with visitors
Elisabetta Cova (UW-Milwaukee, Classics), Derek Counts (UW-Milwaukee, Art History) and Francesca Counts play ancient games with visitors. Photo J. Waldbaum.

A Renaissance Knight to Remember (Carlo Tuzzio) and some admirers. Photo J. Waldbaum.
Renaissance Knight to Remember (Carlo Tuzzio) and some admirers. Photo J. Waldbaum.

Ying Wang demonstrates Chinese calligraphy
Ying Wang, (UW-Milwaukee, Art History) demonstrates Chinese calligraphy. Photo J. Waldbaum.

Milwaukee Public Museum Docents explain the Maya calendar
Milwaukee Public Museum docents explain the Maya calendar. Photo J. Waldbaum.

Carthage College Students play a matching game with artifacts from Omrit in northern Israel
Carthage College students play a matching game with artifacts from Omrit in northern Israel. Photo L. Ponto.

Richard Leson (UWM, Art History) helps visitors make a Medieval picture book. Photo J. Waldbaum.
Richard Leson (UWM, Art History) helps visitors make a Medieval picture book. Photo J. Waldbaum.

Rebekah Ryan, UW-Milwaukee Anthropology student and MPM intern, plays
Rebekah Ryan, UW-Milwaukee Anthropology student and MPM intern, plays "What in the World?" with MPM artifacts. Photo J. Waldbaum.