Sunday, July 6, 2008


Dear friends,

I and the Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust invite you to another season of the Akin House Archaeology Project. Our volunteer needs are greater this year than last. We invite you to join us at the site and help change the future of heritage in Dartmouth!

The Akin House Archaeology Project ( seeks volunteers for an archaeological excavation project running from Sunday 13 July through Tues 12 August. Site times are TBA but will likely include Sunday-Wednesday 9:30-12:30 and 1-4. The Elihu Akin House site, located at 762 Dartmouth Street in South Dartmouth, MA, is owned by the Town of Dartmouth. The house was occupied from the 18th- through 20th-century. The all-volunteer project is clarifying the integrity and extent of subsurface cultural resources in certain yard areas. Training in basic excavation methods and artifact ID will be provided, and there will be opportunities for on-site artifact processing beginning later in the first week of excavation. Come be a part of this project, the first of its kind in Dartmouth! The project is supported by the Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust.

Open House and Volunteer Orientation Day: Friday 11 July, 10-4; training sessions 10-11 and 1-2
Elihu Akin House, 762 Dartmouth Street, South Dartmouth, MA

Please contact akinhousearch[at]gmail[dot]com for more information. Hope to see you there!