The Central States Archaeological Society held its annual meeting March
7th, 2009. The officers invited the sisters of our late President and former
Editor, John T. Crowley, to accept a plaque honoring his services. Current
President Darrel Wilson presented the plaques in front of the delegates.
Afterwards, John’s sister, Mary Anne, sent the following note regarding
the ceremony and the plaques:
My sisters and I wanted to thank you and all the Central States Archaeological
members for the beautiful wooden
plaques and the CSAS Journal. It was wonderful reminder of John’s dedication
for Central States and American Indian artifacts. We knew John was interested
in CSAS and were aware in a general way of all the positions he
had held within the organization, but we did not really know the depth of
his passion and expertise in this area. Thanks to you, we are doubly proud
of John and wish he were still here so we could tell him. We are a very close
family and we miss him. Thank you for honoring John.