Madaba Plains Project 50th Anniversary Events (MPP@50)

MPP@50 Events scheduled for Alumni Weekend at Andrews University
September 28-30, 2017

Thursday, September 28

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Spirit of Philanthropy Dinner
    Hoosier Room, Dining Services, in the Campus Center (RSVP Required)

Friday, September 29

  • 9:00 – 11:00 am Horn Archaeological Museum
    Tour updating on renovations and exhibits
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm Seminary Chapel
    Madaba Plains Project reunion event for former diggers, their families, friends, and sponsors. Updates on Tall Hisban (LaBianca), Tall al- Umayri (Clark/Herr), and Tall Jalul (Younker). Opportunity for audience participation in questions and answers
    Introducing the Lawrence T. Geraty Community Archaeology Endowment (LaBianca)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Seminary Lobby
    Reception for former diggers and their families, friends, and sponsors
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Seminary Drive
    Parade includes Horn Archaeological Museum float
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm Pioneer Memorial Church
    Vespers by Campus Ministries in collaboration with Horn Museum personnel

Saturday, September 30

  • 3:00 – 4:00 Seminary Chapel
    Randall Younker: “The Spade Confirms the Book Revisited”
    Lawrence T. Geraty: Response
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Seminary Lobby
    Reception
  • 5:30 Howard Performing Arts Center
    Group picture

Horn Museum Featured in the New York Times

The New York Times has an article which features the Horn Museum along other museums. The article highlights the fact that the Jordanian Department of Antiquities has loaned a small collection of Tall Jalul figurine fragments excavated from 1992-2012 to be exhibited in our collection this year. Check out the story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/arts/artsspecial/biblical-era-collections-suffer-in-a-new-world-of-archaeology.html?_r=2