Uncovering the Past

2017 Uncovering the Past Offerings:archaeology-adult-workshop
Archaeology Adventure: July 10 – 14, 2017

Camp offerings rotate each year so if the one you are interested in is not offered this year, check back next year or email to find out when it might be offered again (camps@strawberybanke.org)

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Uncover the secrets of the past left behind by people from long ago. Campers learn the basics of archaeological investigation as they take part in a realistic simulated excavation.  Discover how to use the tools and equipment that archaeologists use in the field. Then get an up close look at real artifacts as you examine and help to clean objects uncovered at some of the museum’s archaeological sites.

Building Detectives
You know how to read a mystery book, but can you read and solve the mysteries of a building?  Discover how buildings can teach us about the people who lived long ago.  Go behind the scenes to explore attics and basements in historic homes, build a model of an 18th-century post-and-beam house, venture on an architectural scavenger h
unt and unlock the secrets of Strawbery Banke’s unrestored homes.

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Examine real historical artifacts up close and learn to uncover the historical tales that they have to tell.  Then work with professional curators to put together a museum exhibition that will share your discoveries with Strawbery Banke’s visitors.  Participate in an auction, take field trips to Portsmouth’s historic sites and journey behind the scenes at the Collections Center.  The week will culminate with the opening of the Young Curator Exhibition, which will remain on display for the remainder of the season.

Camp Details
Ages:  10 – 13 years (Rising 5th – 8th graders)
Hours:  9:00 – 3:00
Price:  $250 Members/$300 Non-members
Discounts: 10% off if paid in full by March 1, 2017 OR 10% off when registering one child for multiple camps or more than one child for any camps

Summer camp registrations will begin on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 for FAMILY MEMBERS.  No registrations will be accepted before January 25.  Registration for NON-MEMBERS will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  To register contact bcoppola@sbmuseum.org/603-422-7541 or fill out the online form on the registration page.