Schlitz Audubon will host another archaeological excavation directed by Dr. David Pacifico, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery and UWM Art Collection at UW-Milwaukee. We are looking for volunteers to during this three-day excavation (October 4-6). Volunteers are invited to assist in the excavation by registering for 2 1/2-hour morning (10:00am-12:30pm) or afternoon (1:30pm-4:00pm) shifts.
This community-based participatory research explores everyday life, residential activities, and production practices among early European immigrants to the Milwaukee area. We will follow up on last year’s work by excavating two units in the Cappon/de Swarte farmstead, which was in use in the mid- to late-19th century. The Cappons and de Swartes emigrated to the area in the mid-19th century during a period of famine, economic downturn, and religious-political persecution in Holland.
Volunteers will lend a hand, observe, and ask questions. Other shifts are available on Friday, October 4 and Sunday, October 6.