Two archaeologists will come to Donalda for fundraiser

FORREST HAGEN/President of the Donalda & District Museum

On Saturday, June 11, the Donalda and District Museum Society will hold their third annual Heritage Evening Fundraiser featuring Dr. Heinz Pyszczyk and fellow Provincial Archaeologist Blair First Rider. “These two specialists will discuss aboriginal history in the Donalda area ranging from the ancient Boss Hill site on Buffalo Lake to the area north and east of Donalda along the Battle River and Meeting Creek” said Forrest Hagen president of the Donalda & District Museum.

Hagen also confirmed a visit in late May by Dr. Pyszczyk to a number of locally know but previously unrecorded sites, which they will present their findings and theories on June 11from both an academic and native perspective to the “pound” method of buffalo hunting, the ceremonial “sweat lodge”, and the possible existence of “eagle traps”, sites all found within 15 miles of Donalda”.

A number of artefacts confirmed to be 10000 – 12000 years old found by local enthusiasts will be on display and their significance to the area discussed.

A roast beef dinner will be served at 6:00 followed by the presentation at 7:30.

The cost is $25 per person with all proceeds going to fund the ongoing activities of the Donalda and District Museum.