Location: Keene, New Hampshire, United States
The field school will be a day program that will be held Monday through Friday during the weeks of August 5-9 and August 12-16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
The goal of the field school is to have 12 to 15 participants with a mix of ages from students in grade 9 or higher to adults. Registration fee is $150 per student.
The Historical Society of Cheshire County will conduct an archaeological investigation of the Wyman Tavern, a 250-year-old Georgian style house on Keene’s Main Street. The building is slated for rehabilitation and adaptive reuse as a cultural heritage center focusing on the period from 1762-1820. In preparation for the rehabilitation process, archaeological research will be undertaken in areas to be disturbed by restoration activities and the yard. The archaeological investigation will be sensitive to cultural resources and is likely to yield information to contribute to our understanding of the history of the property.
Community participants will work with a professional archaeologist, Martha E. Pinello, to retrieve archaeological data to enrich interpretation of the buildings and landscape and to meet the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Participants will be exposed to and gain skills in the following areas:
Period(s) of Occupation: 18th and 19th centuries
Room and Board Arrangements
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered: none