Tales from the Vault: To Dig or Not to Dig

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Online

Fee: 

Free with Registration

Join National Park Service archeologists and Lincon's Home Curator Susan Haake as they talk about different methods used to determine if and where archeological excavations should be undertaken. Archeologists from the Midwest Archeological Center were on-site at Lincoln's Home the week of July 12th using ground-penetrating radar, and other equipment to locate house foundations, privies, and other outbuildings. They will be using this information to determine what next steps should be taken.  Sometimes no digging is needed! 

Registration here: http://bit.ly/TFVAug21 Advanced registration is required. The event will be recorded and shared on the Lincoln’s Home National Historic Site Youtube Page. For more information please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-6044.

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Illinois State Museum, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and Lincoln’s Home National Historic Site that allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. 

Photo of an archeological dig behind Lincoln's Home in the 1950s.

 

1950's archeological dig

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