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Summer Fun Day #31: Be an archaeologist for a day at JPPM

Discover artifacts from hundreds of years ago at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s free public archeology program.

JPPMPublic Archaeology 9WEvery summer, volunteers are given the opportunity to see what it is like to be an archaeologist and excavate an actual site. You can help dig and screen for artifacts in the field, or wash and label objects at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab. It’s a great way for families to learn about the past together in a hands-on, exciting way. Participants dig on the site of a former plantation home and will be searching for artifacts from the 1700s.

The 2015 program runs through June 27. Fieldwork takes place Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You can help in the lab on Tuesday and Thursday, or when it is raining. Visit the JPPM website for more details.

Registration is required. To register, contact Ed Chaney at 410-586-8554 or email ed.chaney@maryland.gov. All ages are welcome, but children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities, or see our daily calendar of events.

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