The Clayton Museum of Ancient History at York College now features an interactiveexhibit for children. The exhibit features an archaeology dig area, where children will unearth objects representing many periods of history. Also included is a Roman marketplace, where children can dress up like a Roman and play shopkeeper, restaurant owner, and doctor. An ancient Israelite home and harbor completes the experience.

“It’s a children’s museum with an ancient twist,” says museum curator Amber Soderholm.

The museum recognizes several sponsors for this special exhibit including the York County Visitors Bureau, Wal-Mart, DTS Systems, Marquisette Bickford, and F. Stanback.

The Clayton Museum of Ancient History is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. There is no cost for admission but free will donations are encouraged. More information at The museum is located in the lower level of the Mackey Center (1125 E. 8th St) on the York College campus.
Recent Events: Archeology Lectures
The Clayton Museum hosted Dr. Dale Manor, professor of archaeology and Bible at Harding University, for a series of lectures, September 20-22. Dr. Manor has extensive experience in field archaeology, serving as the field director of the Tel Beth-Shemesh excavation project in Israel since 2000.His writings are included in a variety of journals, Bible dictionaries and commentaries including the Anchor Bible DictionaryOxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, and Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.

During his visit to York, Dr. Manor spoke on different topics involving biblical archeology, revolving around Old Testament people and places. Manor also presented to ministers on the value of archaeology for biblical studies.

​Temporary Exhibit

On September 22, a new temporary exhibit was unveiled at the museum. Called "Ancient Vessels," the exhibit features pottery from the Bronze and Iron Ages.