Archaeological Dig Community Volunteer Days

June 1st 2018 @ 9:00am to June 29th 2018 @ 12:00pm
Wylie House Museum
307 E. 2nd St.
Students begin measuring and excavating site

Curious about archaeology?! Interested in local Bloomington history?! This opportunity may be for you! Join IU archaeologists and their field school students for three hours of involvement with a historic site archaeology project. 

Archival materials and modern technologies point to at least one, if not two, subterranean greenhouses in which the Wylie family stored plants. They date from the second half of the 1800s when the Theophilus and Rebecca Wylie family resided in the home. 

Indiana University's Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Wylie House Museum join together for a special  project investigating our local Hoosier cultural heritage as part of IU’s Bicentennial celebration. Wylie House Museum is the 1835 house of IU’s first president Andrew Wylie and is IU’s oldest property. For four weeks this summer, IU students will learn archaeological field methods while searching for two buried garden facilities dating to 1859. You're invited to join them for a few hours. Spaces are limited. Ages 18 & up.

There are four volunteer day opportunities throughout the month of June: Friday mornings, 9am-noon. To ensure that the maximum number of interested parties are able to participate, we kindly request that you register for just one session.

Questions? Contact Carey Beam, Director of the Wylie House Museum or Melody Pope, Curator of Collections, Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

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Wylie House Museum
307 E. 2nd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Carey Beam
Carey Beam - Director
(812) 856-2353