Robbins Museum of Archaeology
Other Ideas: Museum of Science, Boston; Discovery Museum; Concord Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA); Old Sturbridge Village
The mission of the Robbins Museum of Archaeology is to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the rich prehistory of New England's Native Americans through education, research, collections management, and exhibits focusing on 'People and the Land: 11,000 years in New England.'
The Museum was named for Dr. Maurice Robbins 1899-1990, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society in 1939 and its first president.The Robbins Museum is operated by the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.
School Group Programs
An all-new MAS Educational Program is currently under development. Please E-Mail us at our new [email protected] mail address, or call us at 508-947-9005, with your questions and inquiries on our educational offerings, particularly as regards museum visits and school tours.
GRADE SCHOOL ARCHAEOLOGY SESSIONS
In-school archaeology sessions for Massachusetts fourth, fifth and sixth graders are offered by Kevin Quackenbush, an avocational archaeologist. Mr. Quackenbush, a Trustee at the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and chairman of the MAS Education Committee, has been providing grade school sessions discussing archaeology for several years. The 'hands on' format of the session, offering students the opportunity to handle, and marvel at, the stone tools and projectile points of long past cultures, never fails to elicit great interest and classroom energy. If you are interested in arranging a session, Mr Quackenbush can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]
The Museum requests a donation of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.
Admission is free for Middleborough students and active duty US servicemen and women.
17 Jackson Street, Middleborough, MA, MA 02346 map
From Route I-495 (South or North): Take Exit 4, Route 105. Turn left (105 East) at the end of the exit ramp onto Main Street. Go through two sets of traffic lights to the center of town. Proceed one block to the intersection of Peirce and Jackson Streets, then take a right just before the Middleboro Police Station. The Robbins Museum of Archaeology is located to the right, half a block down at 17 Jackson Street. Parking is available directly across from the Museum.
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