Iowa Archaeology Month 2022: The 2nd Annual Archaeology Day at Calkins Nature Area

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:00am to 2:30pm
Calkins Nature Center
18335 135th St, Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) staff Cherie Haury-Artz and Veronica Mraz will identify artifacts and give presentations at the 2nd Annual Archaeology Day at Calkins Nature Area. No preregistration is required and admission is free. Food will be available for purchase on-site.


10-11 a.m.: Flint knapping demonstration by John Whittaker and Pat Hashman

10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Have your own artifacts identified by OSA staff

10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m.: Private tours of the Ulch Collection by Jeff Ulch

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Traditional Native American toys and games demonstration by Cherie Haury-Artz

12:30-2 p.m.: Pottery making techniques by Sarah Day

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Iowa During the Ice Age by Cherie Haury-Artz

All day activities:

  • Archery and atlatl throwing
  • Snacks, drinks, and social space
  • Lunch vendor on site
  • Open museum space to view the Ulch Collection

graphical flyer for Archaeology Day at Calkins Nature Center
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Calkins Nature Area Staff in advance at 641-648-9878 or