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Small Finds, Big Stories: Two Marbles from the Caulkers’ Houses

Children’s toys are delightful to find, since they are instantly recognizable and retain much of their charm, even after spending hundreds of years in the dirt. These two marbles, both recovered from the Caulkers’ Houses, are no exception! But what do they actually tell us about the past? To find out, we’ll take a deep… Continue reading Small Finds, Big Stories: Two Marbles from the Caulkers’ Houses

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Caulkers’ Houses: Update for May 18th & 19th

The Spring field season is off to a great start at the Caulkers’ Houses in Fells Point! This weekend, we discovered a dazzling array of 19th-century material culture, and have begun to explore the ways in which the families who lived in these homes made the most of limited indoor and outdoor space. We’ve found… Continue reading Caulkers’ Houses: Update for May 18th & 19th