Please check back for updates regarding 2018's Archaeology Fair

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the 14th annual Plano Archaeology Fair!

This year’s fair will be held on October 22, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The fair will be held at Bethany Historic Site located just north of Legacy Drive on Custer Road.

*Parking is at the Larry Guinn Special Programs Center at 2221 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75023*

This is a family friendly event and is FREE to the public!

Activities will include corn grinding, pictographs, rock painting, petroglyphs, face painting, cornhusk dolls, Ojo de Dios, pottery making, Atlatl throwing, hands-on excavation (special reservation only, see below)... and more!

Children participating in the excavation will learn archaeological techniques and how archaeologists interpret what they find. The hands-on excavation (special reservation only, see below) will take place in the southern end of the Bethany Historic Site where the school and teacher dormitory once stood. 

There will be featured performances at 11 AM and 1:30 PM by the Bear Claw Singers, a local group of Native American performers. In keeping with their traditional values the Bear Claw use their talents to bring together the Native American community to celebrate their proud heritage through song and dance.

General event registration does not secure you a spot for the hands-on excavation units.

The hands-on excavation units are limited and available by reservation only! For excavation unit reservations email us at

*Hands-on excavation units are for children, age 7 or older.*

There will be no Archaeology Fair in 2017