Submitted by Tom Gresham
The ArchaeoBus is back in the Athens area and made a visit on April 16th, 2011, to the Madison County Library in Danielsville. Tom Gresham and Teresa Groover hosted the half-day “open bus” on a pretty, windy, spring day. The event was well advertised in the local newspaper, on the library website, on the library’s sign, and most importantly, on Facebook. We had 57 visitors who toured and interacted with the activities in and adjacent to the ArchaeoBus. The choice and arrangement of activities closely matched those that were used at the Georgia National Fair last October. Given the unsettled weather, we set up the activity tables indoors, which was a big room with an exterior door that led right to the ArchaeoBus parked just outside.
The ArchaeoBus created a good bit of excitement and all who visited were impressed and appreciative. Several Facebook comments later that weekend observed that “we saw tons of cool things…the ArchaeoBus was great!!! Both kids (and mom) thoroughly enjoyed it…. What a cool exhibit”. Because it was windy, Tom went out one time to check on the new ArchaeoBus banner that he hung over a wall at the front of the library. As he approached he saw two kids bounding up to the library chanting ArchaeoBus! ArchaeoBus! ArchaeoBus! It was a very gratifying day.