Arrowhead Roadshow set Saturday at the Putnam County Museum

Sunday, March 12, 2017

An Arrowhead Roadshow with Dr. Steve Irwin is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Putnam County Museum.

Bring your stone arrowheads, spears, knives, scrappers, hammers, grinding stones and other stone implements and tools for an afternoon of prehistoric considerations. Or just come for education and entertainment while Dr. Steve Irwin identifies and shares information about age, type of stone, geographical origin, style of flaking, and worth of these ancient relics.

If you wish to have an item examined, call the museum at 653-8419 to reserve a spot in the Roadshow line.

Irwin has collected Indian artifacts his entire life, following in his father footsteps. Galen Irwin started collecting in 1914. He took Steve along and prehistoric stone artifacts became the young man’s hobby, too.

Combined, the two Irwin artifact collections house thousands of pieces and represent more than 100 years of searching, swapping and collecting.

Irwin has published numerous articles in Prehistoric American and the Central States Archaeological Journal. In 1984 he published “The Providers: Hunting and Fishing Methods of the North American Natives,” followed in 1997 by “Sporting Collectibles.”

He is a member of the Montana State Museum Board of Trustees.

After receiving his medical degree from IU School of Medicine in 1971, Irwin practiced family medicine in Roachdale until 1983.

He currently has a family practice in Polson, Mont., where he resides with his wife of 40 years, Jan.

The Irwins return to visit Indiana frequently and the museum hosted an Irwin Founding Family exhibit in 2015.

The Putnam County Museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle.

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