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Archaeology program Richard A. Freund, a University of Hartford archaeology professor and director of Hartford excavations at Nazareth, Bethsaida and Yavne, Israel, will present a free program on "Digging Through History: Archaeology and History from Atlantis to the Holocaust" at 7 p.m. Monday at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Avenue. It starts with the mystery of Atlantis, which disappeared after a major cataclysmic environmental disaster, and finishes with one of the newest mysteries, excavating an extermination camp abandoned during the Holocaust. users.stlcc.edu/ mfuller/aia
Night at the Museum A Western adventure is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Westward Expansion at the Gateway Arch. Visitors will meet a variety of historical characters in period costumes and hear their tales of settling the American West. The evening of fun will also feature hands-on activities for children. Tickets are $15 per person, and admission is free for ages 2 and under. The ticket price includes a tram ride to the top of the Arch and a hot dog dinner with chips and a drink for all guests. All children ages 3-15 will receive one free child's ticket for a future Gateway Arch Riverboat sightseeing cruise with their Night at the Museum ticket purchase. Tickets are on sale through Friday. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877-982-1410. Online reservations can also be made at www.gatewayarch.com.
Waterways clean-up Great Rivers Greenway volunteers invite area residents to help clean up the rivers and creeks that lie within the Confluence Greenway and the Missouri/Mississippi River watersheds. …