Preserve our history and inspire our community to connect the past with the future
- Dr. Michael Galaty, Director of the UM Museum of Anthropological Archeology, will conduct a field class for 15 UM students on site at Gordon Hall this fall 2018. Dr. Galaty’s team will be led by Ms. Blair Zaid, a PhD Candidate in anthropology at MSU, and Mr. Marty Menz, a graduate student at UM, who will serve as teaching assistant. They will focus on areas related to the stone privy and the milk house, and they will attempt to see whether they can locate the north corner of the Ell and whether there are any remains of its foundation.
- Any artifacts that are discovered will be cataloged and preserved at UM until such time as DAHS may want them for storage and/or display in Dexter. A full report will be prepared.
- Dr. Galaty and his team selected their dig sites with the intention of helping to understand the underground historic resources, particularly in advance of any future work that might be done in restoring Gordon Hall.
- There will be a public archaeology day at Gordon Hall on Oct 13. Part of the lesson plan is aimed at learning to engage the public, and the students will be expected to develop short lessons illustrating what they are doing.