The Towanda Area History Museum will be holding its annual chili/soup supper and pie auction Saturday.


The Towanda Area History Museum will be holding its annual chili/soup supper and pie auction Saturday.

It will begin at 5 p.m. and be held in the Primary Grade School on North 6th in Towanda.

The flag salute will be led by the Towanda Boy Scouts and there will be singing by Andy Newbrey.
Dr. Schuyler Jones, grandson of James R. Mead, will be the speaker for the event.

Jones, who was born in Sedgwick County in 1930, studied anthropology at the University
of Edinburgh. Following fieldwork in Afghanistan, he returned to Oxford to write his doctoral thesis. He was appointed curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum and University lecturer in cultural anthropology at Oxford University in 1970.

He was appointed director of the museum and head of the department in 1985. He continued teaching and doing research at Oxford until his retirement in 1997. From 1997 to 1999 he served as specialist assessor for the Higher Education Funding Council in London. After 50 years abroad, he moved back to Kansas in 1999.

He has a book of his travels published, “A Stranger Abroad by Schuyler M. Jones,” which was written by Dr. Lori Jones. Schuyler Jones also has authored several books.

He also will do a book signing of his grandfather's book. His grandfather established a trading post in the 1800s, which later became the town of Towanda.

Tickets for the supper and auction are $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children age 7 to 12 and those 6 and under eat free.