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Charter of Incorporation issued by
the State of Tennessee on September 29, 1958.
The objectives of this society shall be as set out in the Charter of Incorporation issued by the State of Tennessee on September 29, 1958, as follows: for the purpose of promoting an active interest in the geological finds and data by scientific methods; to offer possible assistance to any archaeologist or geologist in the general area covered by the work and purposes of this society; to discourage commercialization of archaeology and work to its elimination and to assist in the younger members of the society; to publicize and create further public interest in the archaeological and geological field in the general area of the Mid-South and conduct means of displaying, publishing and conducting public forms for scientific and educational purposes.
Celebrate MAGS Day on September 29.
Founded as an educational group dedicated to the preservation of the paleoindian village known as Chucalissa Indian Village, the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society has been around since 1951. It's members have been active in many local archaeological and geological endeavors, including the discovery of a mastodon fossil along the banks of Nonconnah Creek in Memphis, Tennessee. September 29th of each year has been set aside as MAGS Day [in conjunction with the official charter date of the club, September 29, 1958]. You can celebrate this date by:  volunteering at [or visiting] a archaeological, geological, natural science, or earth science museum in your area; or  volunteering to help teach [or participating in earning] Girl Scout or Boy Scout badges related to the fields of archaeology or geology; or  learning about archaeology or geology by visiting your local library and checking books on the subject; or  participating in a field trip or dig involving archaeology or geology. Send us an email and let us know how you celebrated MAGS Day.