2014 Annual Meeting

Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc.’s Annual Meeting

 Featuring “Perspectives on Betty Hope Plantation Excavation”

by Scholar, Bonny O’Neill, CSU Chico

 Saturday, December 6, 2014,  2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

at Carolyn and Gordon McGregor’s home: 1334 Mission Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608

 At our annual meeting Bonny O’Neill a California State University, Chico recipient of 2014 scholarship majoring in Anthropology will be speaking on the Betty Hope Plantation Field School in Antigua.  Last year at our October celebration of California Archaeology Month at Maidu Museum & Historic Site professor, Georgia Fox, CSU Chico spoke about the excavations at the Betty Hope Plantation that had progressed from the great house to the distillery and boiling house.  This last summer Dr. Fox led further excavation of the site.  The slave quarters were the target.

Bonny attended this field school and will present her experiences.  Since Bonny studied the archaeology of cross-cultural contacts and the trans-Atlantic slave trade in Ghana at the University of Ghana, Legon, she offers additional perspective.  Bonny’s goal is to become a professional archaeologist with focus on gender and feminism.  We are pleased to have her share her learning experience.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

2:00 – Spirits, appetizers, and annual business meeting

3:30 – “Perspectives on Betty Hope Plantation Excavation” by Bonnie O’Neill

4:30 – Dinner, socializing, and raffle

Dinner will be provided by Carolyn McGregor and board members. The menu includes appetizers, main course: ham, escalloped potatoes, variety salads, rolls and dessert: home-made pies and cake.  The cost of the dinner and contribution to our scholarship fund is $15 per person.  This fee includes one raffle ticket per person.   Additional raffle tickets may be purchased as follows: 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.

In addition students who attend apply the $15 charge to next year’s membership and no charge will be collected for the dinner.

For Carolyn to manage her catering PLEASE provide your RSVP by December 1 to Carolyn McGregor at 916-487-6218 or sabrina53@earthlink.net.

Don’t miss this annual meeting.  Bring a friend.