Andy Paige American Indian Artifact Collector from Thompsontown
Sunday, July 13, 2014 there were a lot of gnats at the Tuscarora Academy Museum, but that didn’t stop the 60 visitors who came to see the collections of American Indian artifact collectors Andy Paige, Dennis Zeiders and Steve Zeiders. The Zeiders men have been hunting artifacts since the 1960s and have a vast amount of quite interesting items in their displays, many hard-to-find ones too. Paige, who began hunting artifacts more recently, also includes unusual pieces in his collection. His latest find was a bake oven used by the American Indian which he holds in the photo above. The piece was heated then the dough was placed onto the rock and baked into warm, tasty bread.
Steve Zeiders identifies an artifact brought to the event by a local. Zeiders is an avid hunter and collector, a hobby he’s been doing since a teenager.
Dennis Zeiders [right] shows off some of his pottery and a plow to visitors at the Tuscarora Academy. He, his cousin Steve and Andy all have different items which makes a full-rounded display of items that describes how the American Indians lived and maintained their way of life.
The Tuscarora Academy, open every Sunday through the end of August from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m, will host a Civil War Reenactors’ encampment the weekend of August 15, 16 and 17. That weekend, the museum will be open Saturday, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there!