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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Dig in With Archaeological Exploration at Saylor House in Kiwanis Park

Members of the community can be an
active participant in a real archaeological excavation at an historic site inHagerstown. The Washington County Historical Trust and the City of Hagerstown's
Parks & Recreation Division have teamed up with Little Antietam Creek, provide this unique opportunity to get involved in an on-going historical
restoration project at the ground level. The archaeological explorations willbe held over three multi-week series this spring and summer at the Saylor House
(c. 1800) in Kiwanis Park, a City-managed park along the Antietam Creek.

Participants will work alongside a professional archaeologist, Scott Parker of Little Antietam Creek Inc., who will instruct attendees in all aspects of archaeology from digging and screening to artifact identification and processing, to remote sensing (looking into the ground without digging). Three multi-week series will be offered beginning April 15, 2018, to meet on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Participants must be 15 years of age or older to participate independently; children 12-14 may participate with an adult also enrolled to supervise. The cost to enroll for one of the three series is $95 per person. Student service learning volunteers are welcome to apply to participate at no charge. 


If community members would like toget involved but they are unable to commit to the physical demands of the
program, they can sponsor a student enrollment to help each six-week seriesreach its minimum participation level of three active participants per series.


Series dates:

·         April 7 - May 12 (Activity #5980 for online

·         May 19 - June 30 (Activity #6035 for onlineregistration)

·         July 7 - August 11 (Activity #6036 for online registration)

To enroll to participate, or to make a contribution to sponsor a student, call the City of Hagerstown's Parks & Recreation Division at 301-739-8577 ext. 170, or enroll online at:
See attached flyer for more details.

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