Herring Run Winter Lab – Volunteer Registration

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Starting February 9th, we will be returning to our lab at the Natural History Society of Maryland to complete the artifact processing and analysis of the Eutaw Manor House collection. Thousands of artifacts were recovered during our last field season in Herring Run Park and we need your help washing, identifying and cataloging the many pieces of ceramic, glassware, clothing and building material we recovered.

This first round of lab work will occur every Saturday starting on February 9th and running through March 16th. We will be in the lab from 12pm to 3pm each Saturday. Volunteers will learn the basics of archaeological lab work including artifact handling and washing, identification and analysis and curation. If you are a seasoned volunteer or new to our project, sign up and join us!

If you can’t make it into the lab but want to support the project, we encourage you to make a donation online to help us cover the costs of the of the field equipment we use during the excavation and laboratory supplies to conserve the artifacts were recover each year. Our project is completely volunteer powered and community supported. Over the last four years we have run out of many of the original supplies we purchased in 2014 and we always can use more materials to carry us through the field and lab seasons. If you can, please support us so we can continue this project for years to come!  Donations are collected through our partner organization, Baltimore Heritage, and all donations go directly to the project and are tax deductible. We hope you can help! Click here to make a donation and thank you!

 

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