Family Archaeology Weekend

Family Archaeology Weekend

Saturday, Sept. 16–Sunday, Sept. 17: 9am–2:30pm

Experience real-time scientific discovery and get your hands dirty as we excavate an 18th century farmhouse foundation and discover pioneer-era artifacts. 

The weekend will explore archaeology as a citizen science, an area in which the public can participate in scientific research. 

Shuttles running all day will take you from the Cumming Nature Center Visitor Center to the site of the Hall Homestead on Frost Town Road where sifting equipment, excavation grids and guided activities will be waiting. Visit various stations to experientially learn archaeological disciplines, excavation techniques and artifact dating. Uncover the stories of the past as the Nature Center team interprets items previously found by students working at the homestead site. 

While you're near the Nature Center, plan to pack a lunch and complete your day with a hike on the Cumming Nature Center trails, including the well-known cathedral red pine stand and the 35-acre beaver pond.

 

Cost

$25 per family

$10 per individual 

  

Choose a day and register online:

Register: Saturday Archaeology

Register: Sunday Archaeology

 

 

 

Questions?

Contact the Cumming Nature Center team at 585.374.6160.


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