Salado Museum and College Park will present “Salado Treasures,” a presentation of historic artifacts uncovered in Salado Creek by renowned treasure hunter Cody Drake. The presentation will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the museum meeting hall.
Admission for this special event will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under age 6 will receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.saladomuseum.org.
Activities during the event will include a display and description of artifacts by Drake and a Hidden Treasures Hunt for the children. Refreshments will also be available.
“Having been born in Amarillo, Texas, and raised in southern Arizona, Cody has been steeped in the history and in the tradition of exploring the lost treasures of the Southwest since the age of eight,” Salado Museum Executive Director Dave Swarthout said in a news release. “His presentation of the incredible artifacts he has discovered while hunting in Salado Creek is both entertaining and educational. This is definitely an event for the entire family.
Cody Drake, known nationally as the Arizona Treasure Hunter, is formally educated in anthropology and experienced in archaeology and paleontology. Through years of research, exploration and hard-won field experience, he has become what is known as a professional treasure hunter and gold and mineral wealth prospector.
Drake is also a trained desert survivalist with an existing record of 58 days of full survival.
He has actively worked on numerous excavation and historic sites, appeared on news and television programs, and is currently awaiting the publication of his book on Southwestern treasure hunting and desert survival.
The Salado Museum and College Park, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1959, celebrates 60 years preserving and promoting the pioneer history of Salado. Through educational programs and exhibits that document the settlement and the heritage of this area, the museum tells the story of this frontier college town.
The museum is located at 423 S. Main St. in Salado. College Park, where visitors can view the ruins of Salado College built in 1860, is located just south of the museum.