Archaeological Project Continues At Fenton History Center; Camp Begins Monday

The Fenton History Center is once again offering hands-on learning about archaeology for children entering grades one through seven at two separate summer camps. The two camps are based on the ongoing archaeology project in Fenton Park surrounding the history center. The Junior History Detectives, grades one through three, will be exploring the onsite archaeology project and creating their own excavation site throughout the weeklong camp. Other activities will include digging up the past by investigating various “finds” and how they may have been used. They will reverse archaeology. The camp is Monday to Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $50 per camper.

Students entering grades four through seven will be visiting the on-site dig to learn how to professionally work at a historic dig. They will also be exploring activities related to the dig including “dirt science” throughout the week both in the Fenton Mansion and their own backyards. The campers will also take part in a field trip to the Lake View Cemetery to learn about research, and in the process learn about how to read weathered gravestones. The History Detectives camp is Aug. 11-15 from 1-4 p.m. each day. The cost is $50 per camper.

Registration forms are available on the Fenton History Center’s website www.fentonhistorycenter.org. For more information or to register over the phone, call 664-6256.