WALNUT GROVE ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT – 2017
The Walnut Grove Archaeology Project’s excavation area will open on May 16, 2017. Digging will commence every Tuesday and Wednesday thereafter. In certain cases, the team may also meet on Saturdays. Days that are not spent digging will be spent washing and cataloging artifacts.
In 2017, archaeological excavation on the grounds of the Fenton History Center will continue to take place in an area where an early structure associated with the mansion once stood. This area is located under the pine trees near the steamboat propeller.
Determining the specific size and use of this structure is one of the primary objectives of the 2017 dig. The team will also be investigating the location of the preexisting carriage house and the mansion’s west side house addition. (See corresponding photographs below.)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Due to the confined space and small scale of the project, the number of participants is limited. If you are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and would like to join us call the Fenton History Center at (716) 664-6256 to express your interest.
For more information check out the link to our 2017 participant brochure .
Please continue to check this section of the website as the dig progresses for periodic updates.
Anyone who interested in the progress of this project is also encouraged to attend Walnut Grove Archaeology Project Year 6 By Dr. Thomas Greer on September 13 from 12 PM to 1 PM. This talk a part of the Brown Bag Lunchtime talk series that takes place each summer on the second Wednesday of each month from April throughout the month of October. Food and drink is permitted. See this year’s full line-up of Brown Bag Lunchtime Talks in 2017 here: https://www.fentonhistorycenter.org/category/events/brown-bag-lunchtime-talks/
View various photographs pertaining to the Fenton History Center’s Walnut Grove Archaeology Project: