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The 2008 Historical Archaeology Speaker’s House Field School (June 23 – August 1) is the first year of a multi-year research project at The Speaker’s House, which is most notable as being the home of Frederick Muhlenberg (1750-1801), first Speaker of the House of Representatives. The site was occupied from 1764 – 2002 and, in addition to being the home of Muhlenberg, was the home of an early piano maker in America; the home of a pitcher for the Philadelphia A’s; an Ursinus College dormitory; and, late in the 20th century, was divided into single apartments. This complex history, along with the site’s remarkable integrity, makes it an exciting place to conduct historical archaeological research. It is also one of the few sites in the region that will yield information on residential uses, agricultural uses, and commercial uses. Planned excavations include test units in the vicinity of Muhlenberg’s general store; exposing the foundation of an 18th century bake oven; and conducting testing in the vicinity of several outbuildings. Students will learn how archaeological data are integrated with historical information to yield a more accurate interpretation of the past.
Students who wish to earn credit will register with Ursinus College for ANTH/HIST 385. Ursinus College tuition fees for the summer of 2008 are $360/credit for 6 credits for a total of $2160. All credits are easily transferred. A reduced rate is available to participants who do not wish to receive credit.
For more information and an application contact
Allison Weiss, Executive Director
The Speaker’s House
524 W. Main Street, Trappe,
Tel: (610) 489-2105
or email email@example.com
The Speaker's House
524 W. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
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