Public Archaeology

The Archaeology Program seeks to evaluate archaeological resources and explore research questions concerning the development of the Newlin Grist Mill historic site while enhancing public knowledge and providing opportunities for the public to participate in the archaeological process.

Excavations are conducted under the leadership of resident archaeologist Keith Doms with assistance from members of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology and volunteers from the community. Individuals and groups throughout the region volunteer one Saturday per month assisting with excavations and artifact cleaning. The project is bringing to light new evidence that reshapes earlier perceptions.

2022 Public Archaeology Days:

  • March 12 – CANCELLED due to weather
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • September 10 – Archaeology Festival
  • October 15 – International Archaeology Day

10am-3pm. Free and open to all ages. 

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