About MWAS

The Mid-Western Artifact Society is a non-profit, incorporated metal detecting club based in the area of Kansas City, KS. The club was founded in 1976 and is a proud member of the Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Clubs, Inc. (FMDAC). We are dedicated to preserving the hobby of metal detecting.

When needed, our club works with the Kansas City Metro Squad to help them recover metallic evidence. Our Police Hunt Coordinator, upon being contacted by the area police, calls and organizes members from a list of volunteers. Even though participation is strictly voluntary, the club has never failed to provide the police with assistance when required to date.


Regarding Meetings…

Usually, monthly meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are held indoors in the evening during the months of November through March, and outdoors at various times of the day at hunt sites from April through October. Outdoor meetings typically not only include a hunt together, but also a pot luck picnic.  If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact our club President, Dan Spielbusch.

MWAS.ORG is an offshoot of our Metal Detecting club in the Kansas City, KS area.  It was designed for those of us who just couldn’t get enough of our favorite hobby.  Since coming online in March of 2007 our message board has become very popular not only with our club members that frequent it but by individuals all over the country.  There is no cost to join our online group.  The website and Message Board are paid for by the Mid-Western Artifact Society for all to use and enjoy.

You may come across posts that refer to the “CLUB” or “DUES” from time to time but please don’t feel obligated to send us money.  These posts referring to Dues are intended for our local club members who frequent the message board.