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July 25, 2013

'Digging Up Stratham's Past'

STRATHAM —Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham welcomes Peter Wiggin on Mon., July 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Stratham Municipal Center (10 Bunker Hill Avenue) for his presentation of Digging Up Stratham’s Past. Children going into Kindergarten through 5th-Grade are invited to this informative and interactive presentation on archaeology.

Peter, Stratham resident and a 13th generation paternal descendant of the town’s first settler, Captain Thomas Wiggin, will be giving a short talk on Stratham’s past through the use of maps and artifacts. He will present information on archaeology in general as well as the archaeological digs that took place at Sandy Point from 1992-2002. Children will have an opportunity to sift for artifacts; and other hands-on activities include handling actual archaeological equipment used on professional digs, looking at some artifacts found in digs, and putting together a time capsule to create their own piece of Stratham history. Kids are encouraged to bring along a small photo or newspaper/magazine clipping to include in the time capsule.

Online registration is required for this event at http://library.strathamnh.gov by clicking on “Library Events” and the signup icon under July 29/”Children’s Summer Reading Program: Digging Up Stratham’s Past with Peter Wiggin.” This event is part of Wiggin’s seven-week Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading! For more information, please contact Jan Streelman at 772-4346 or missjan@wigginml.org.

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