Please join us! Our free public meetings are  held at noon on the 4th Saturday of the months of February, April, June, August, October, and early December at the MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 W. College St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. The Heritage Center is downtown, behind Marina’s restaurant, right off of the town square.  For more information please call, 615-995-2979.

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April RCAS meeting:

Saturday, April 27, noon at the Heritage Center


Please join us for our free meeting Saturday, April 27, noon, at the Heritage Center, 225 W. College St, Murfreesboro. Our guest speaker is well-known archaeologist and Tennessee State Museum consultant Nick Fielder who will present “Archaeology Exhibits at the new Tennessee State Museum–A Behind the Scenes Discussion of How They Came About.”

Nick was hired by the museum to assist in the design and artifact selection for the First Peoples exhibit in the new museum that opened October 2018. He will take us through the design process and compare the new museum with its predecessors.

Nick was the staff archaeologist at the Tennessee Historical Commission from 1976 to 1983, when he became the State Archaeologist. He started his career on the Tellico Project in 1969 with UTK on the Cherokee sites on the Little Tennessee River. He has a BS from UTK and a MA from the University of Idaho. Nick specialized in forensic archaeology and cemetery studies. He retired from archaeology in 2007 and worked in emergency planning with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

He joined the staff of the museum in October 2016 and is still there working on disaster planning. Nick is also now a full time artist who incorporates archaeological subjects into his paintings.

You do not want to miss this special presentation–see you there!
Rutherford County Archaeological Society














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