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SPIRO — Due to continuing restricts due to the COVID- 19 epidemic the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will cancel its 16th annual Archaeology Day.
However, the Center will celebrate the 43rd birthday of the opening of the Spiro Mounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site will celebrate its anniversary of increasing awareness of Oklahoma archaeology with a Birthday Bash that will be a free day with no entrance fees, although donations are gratefully accepted. All day during the celebration, 43rd birthday cake will be served.
There also will be a history of the Spiro Mounds site at 2 p.m. by manager/archaeologist Dennis Peterson. The regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well.
Due to continuing restrictions, masks must be worn in the building and where social distancing is not possible. Only 10 people are allowed in the building at a time, but outside on the trails and activities can have more with distancing.
The Center hopes to celebrate again with the Oklahoma Archaeology Month event on Oct. 16.
If you would like more information about the Birthday Bash or how you can help, contact Peterson at (918) 962-2062 or [email protected] The center is located three miles east of Spiro on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. For more information about the OHS, visit www.okhistory.org.