CAMP VERDE – With a new jewelry case on display, as well as a new display of textiles, the folks at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center continued in 2017 their mission of preserving the many items it has collected since opening in 2011.
“Regardless of the obstacles of being in an older building, we are hoping to have a new building, but it takes community involvement and we’d like to have more locals join and stay members,” said Verde Valley Archaeology Center Marketing Manager Susan King.
Raising money to build a new archaeology center off SR 260 near the Bashas’ center, VVAC is looking to have more members join in 2018, King said.
At a recent Camp Verde Town Council meeting, VVAC Executive Director Ken Zoll said that what once started as eight members is now 1,100 members strong.
Moving into 2018, the Archaeology Center looks forward to the annual Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival, which also includes the VVAC’s annual Archaeology Fair with lectures, films, and the ongoing Paul Dyck Collection, a celebration of archaeology in art, King said.