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NEWS RELEASE TO: Union Star Charlotte Gazette Gazette Virginian Lynchburg News

FROM: Staunton River Historical Society Date: Week of Aug. 23, 1982

Willie Hodges Booth Museum Receives Gift the Staunton River Historical Society is pleased to announce the gift of a large collection of Indian artifacts to the Willie Hodges Booth Museum. The collection of Indian projectile points was given by Mrs. Jane Burke Williams of Brookneal. The projectile points range in date from 1700 A.D. to 9000 B.C. and were found in the Brookneal vicinity. The collection is categorized by date and geographic location denoted by names, which refer to the geographic location, such as Kanawa-6200 B.C., Randolph-500 A.D., Yadkin-1200 A.D., and Big Sandy-9000-5000 B.C. This educational exhibit is set up crronologically to aid area residents int he identification and dating of their own projectile points. Local residents are encouraged to bring in their projectile points for comparison and dating. There are several archaeological publications available in the Museum to provide additional information. Mrs. Williams has long been instrumental in helping to preserve the Indian culture and relics of the Staunton River area. She has been directly involved in several archeoglogical digs in this area, the most recent being the excavation at Indian Jim's cave just across the border in Halifax County. Mrs. Williams also co-authored an article with H. A. MacCord that was published in the Quarterly Bulletin of the Archeological Society of Virginia. The Staunton River Historical Society welcomes items that illustrate the industry, culture and hisory of the Brookneal area and Staunton River Valley. These Indian artifacts are on permanent display int he Willie Hodges Booth Museum which will be open this week on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from 1-3. The Museum is located in the Community Building. -30-