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NC Digs! Traveling Exhibit
August 1, 2018 - August 4, 2018
The traveling exhibit “NC Digs!” and artifacts from the Berry Site located in Burke County will be on display from July 9 to August 4. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “NC Digs!” highlights five different types of archaeological sites found across North Carolina: Native American, Battlefield, Plantation, Trash Pit, and Industrial. This exhibition will include artifacts from the Berry Site and various others western North Carolina locations. Berry Site is the location of the Native American town of Joara, and the Spanish Fort San Juan established by Juan Pardo in 1567. Fort San Juan was the first European settlement established in the interior of what is now the United States, predating both the Roanoke and Jamestown colonies.