June 24, 2015

NYS Museum Programs , early July

11th Annual Pethick Archaeological Site Open House Presented by NYS Museum and University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Anthropology Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 ▪ 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Off-site ▪ Families ▪ Free

The Pethick Site is a multi-component Native American site along the Schoharie Creek. Used as a teaching site by the University at Albany and the New York State Museum, the Pethick Site is in its 11th season of excavation.

Visitors meet and tour the dig site and active excavation units done by university students. Artifacts will be on display and State Archaeologist Dr. Christina Rieth of the State Museum and Dr. Sean Rafferty of the University at Albany will discuss New York State archaeology. The site is fairly easily accessed (in a farm field). For safety reasons, guests will not be allowed to excavate.

For directions or questions, please contact Public Programs at (518) 474-0575 or email


Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design – Gallery Talk Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon Monday, July 6 ▪ 2p.m.

Wash House ▪ Adults ▪ $10, free for Museum Members Museum president David Stocks discusses “Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design,” an exhibition of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections alongside the work of diverse mid-century and contemporary designers and furniture-makers, on display through October 12.

The Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon is located at 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Visit  for more information.


New York State Education Department

New York State Museum • Cultural Education Center • Albany NY 12230

518 474-5877