Howard Carter examining Tutankhamun’s third coffin made from solid gold.
On Saturday, February 24, at 2 p.m., Gene Pelowski will give a multimedia presentation on “The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun” at Castlerock Museum in Alma.
The program will include primary sources such as the journal of Howard Carter, the photographs of Harry Burton, and music and video clips of the period. The impact of the 1977 and 2007 world tours of the treasures will also be discussed.
Recently discovered information relating to the items found in the tomb and the life and death of the young pharaoh will be presented. Two exact replicas of items from the tomb will also be on display, a solid gold dagger and the gold statue of the boy king.
Pelowski taught history at Winona Senior High School for over 37 years. He has also served as Winona’s State Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives since 1986. He currently teaches at Winona State University.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members receive a 50-percent discount. Castlerock Museum will be open at 1 p.m. for visitors that would like to see the exhibits beforehand. Seating is limited. Reservations are not required but appreciated. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or email@example.com for more details.