The Herring Run Archaeology Project was started in 2014 with the mission of exploring the rich history of Baltimore through archaeological discovery. We work in Herring Run Park, a beautiful wilderness area in Northeast Baltimore with a mysterious past. We’re an all-volunteer project, which means we have no permanent funding and no paid staff, but we do have the finest volunteers a not-for-profit project could ask for!
Keep an eye on this blog for new discoveries, and information about how you can get involved! Or contact us directly at:
The principal directors of the Herring Run Archaeology Project are the community members we serve, and the gracious partner organizations who make this project possible:
Northeast Baltimore History Roundtable
And you, if we’re lucky!
The project is directed by archaeologists Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer, who volunteer their vacation time every year for the main field session in the spring. Together, Lisa and Jason have over 30 years of experience in the archaeology of the Middle Atlantic Region. Both Baltimore locals, they are excited to explore a small part of the community’s past with their neighbors.