Texas Archeology Month

Are you a teacher, community group, or museum interested in hosting a Texas Archeology Month event or distributing pinch pots? Visit the Texas Archeology Month Partner Portal for more information on ways to get involved.

October is Texas Archeology Month, a celebration of history and heritage through the lens of archeology. Throughout the month, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and partners across the state provide hands-on activities and host commemorative events such as archeology fairs, demonstrations, presentations, museum exhibits, and walking tours.

Texas Archeology Month Map and Calendar

The THC coordinates the statewide celebration and hosts the Texas Archeology Month Map and Calendar, which list events across the state. Submit your event by visiting the Texas Archeology Month Partner Portal. 

Texas Archeology Month Fair

The THC and partners present an annual archeology fair that brings together historic sites, schools, universities, archeological societies, state agencies, and private companies. The 2023 Texas Archeology Month Fair will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the THC’s French Legation State Historic Site in Austin on Sunday, October 15. To RSVP for the Texas Archeology Fair, go to texasarcheologyfair.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there! 

Pinch Pots

Since 2021, the THC has been distributing free, interactive archeology activity kits across the state. Our popular pinch-pot kits come with everything needed to learn about, make, and decorate a “pinch pot”—a simple pottery technique used by early Texans and other cultures for thousands of years. The kits will be available for pick up at many of our state historic sites and participating museums (see the map below) during October. They are also available to order in bulk for distribution at Texas Archeology Month events. For more information, visit our Pinch-Pot Kit page.

How You Can Participate in Texas Archeology Month! 

  • Host an archeology-related event or distribute archeology-related materials in October. Visit the Texas Archeology Month Partner Portal to get your event on the Texas Archeology Month Calendar and Map and request FREE public outreach materials to use and give out.
  • Volunteer for Texas Archeology Month preparations or events. Keep an eye on the THC’s social media for volunteer opportunities.  
  • Attend a Texas Archeology Month event (or several!) near you during the month of October. Texas Archeology Month Calendar and Map. Some locations and events will have FREE Pinch Pot Kits for kids!

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