Pioneer Museum to present lecture from A&M anthropology professor

The Pioneer City-County Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Shelley Wachsmann, Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. In 1986, Dr. Wachsmann, working as nautical archaeologist for Israel, was called to the kibbutz Ginosar and the Sea of Galilee to take a look at a "possibly ancient" boat. The first ancient ship to be recovered from the Sea of Galilee, the boat is the type described in the Gospel as used by Jesus' disciples.The public is invited to hear Dr. Wachsmann's lecture of the discovery and perilous excavation of this ancient vessel. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. on April 13, 2013 at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at 400 Locust Street.After the lecture, Dr. Wachsmann will be available to sign a copy of his book, "The Sea of Galilee Boat." Texas A&M University Press has allowed for the pre-sale of Dr. Wachsmann's book for $20 (tax included). Forms are available for pre-orders of books at the Pioneer City-County Museum at 610 E. Third Street. Admission to the lecture is free with the purchase of a book. General admission fees are $5 for adults and $3 for children.For more information, contact Melonnie Hicks at 236-0066 or Betty Turner at 235-8547.