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.

2021 Public Archaeology
Excavation days will be occurring on the following dates from 10am to 3pm. Please note, for this season we will not be allowing hands-on public participation, but visitors will have the opportunity to watch the archaeologists work and talk to them about the process and their finds!

  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • September 18
  • October 16 – International Archaeology Day

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Please Note:

The back parking lot will be CLOSED

the week of October 25th for bridge repairs.

We apologize for the inconvenience

and thank you for your patience!