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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Monday, October 27, 2014

Local Explorer to Speak on Ancient History 

Lawrence Gallant, historian, explorer and author will deliver a PowerPoint presentation at the October 2014 meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society. The title of the talk will be the “The Lost Colonies of Ancient America” and will focus on the ancient cultures that visited this country in prehistoric times with archaeological proof of their presence.

Mr. Gallant is the associate editor of Ancient American magazine, is founder of their field investigator program and speaks at local historical societies and conferences around the country on archaeology of the Americas before Columbus and cultural diffusion in ancient times.  He is a lifetime member of the Andean Explorers Foundation and has participated in several archaeological surveys and exploratory expeditions to Mexico and South America, particularly investigating the pre-Inca cultures of the north-eastern Andes in Peru.

The present lecture will be preceded by a short overview and conclusion of last year’s lecture entitled “The Cataclysmic History of Planet Earth” as world events had not yet proceeded for a proper closure of that subject until March of 2014.  The program will take place at the Wright Methodist Church meeting room at 785 Venetia Road on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 PM. The public is invited. Refreshments will be provided and attendance is free.

All are invited to attend!  Refreshments will follow.

The Peters Creek Historical Society has been serving the expanding history-minded interests in the Finleyville and surrounding communities in Allegheny and Washington County since 1967. The members have a wide variety of interests – from quilting, Whiskey Rebellion, genealogy, early coal mining, and local memorabilia – to just plain interest in local history. Members of the Society conduct diverse research, serve on numerous committees, and some present talks regarding aspects of local history. While a member’s research project is usually private and at one’s leisure, members can always count on other members when they need assistance.

The goals of the Peters Creek Historical Society is basically to preserve local history for future generations to enjoy. Much of our local history is being lost – oral histories from elderly life-long residents, and local artifacts being thrown away or sold out-of-state as antiques.