Children and teens will have a chance to join in the excavation of the c. 1664 homestead of William and Anne Nickerson, the "father and mother of Chatham," on Thurs., Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Rain date is Aug. 29.
Kids will excavate an actual pit under the direction of archaeologist Craig Chartier, who leads the 17th
century excavation, now in its second season. This is a rare chance to gain hands-on experience and learn how an archaeologist interprets the centuries-old mysteries hidden under the ground.
Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required. The cost of the program is $20. To register, go to the Nickerson Family Association, Inc. store at https://nickersonassoc.com/store/KIDS-DIG-Archaeology-for-Children-p145885147
For more information call 508-945-6086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. The dig site is behind 1107 Orleans Road, North Chatham, the campus of the Nickerson Family Association, Inc., sponsors of the dig in conjunction with the Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc.