Video: Tricks of the Trade – Archaeology Lab Edition

Sometimes, it can be a challenge to precisely identify an artifact. When faced with this challenge, archaeologists working in the lab put their five senses to work and call upon some interesting 'tricks of the trade' to make those difficult identifications. Learn more about archaeology and being an archaeologist during Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm on … Continue reading Video: Tricks of the Trade – Archaeology Lab Edition

Meet the Archaeologists: Field School Edition

Each summer. students from the University of South Florida attend a field school at George Washington's Ferry Farm to learn practical aspects of archaeological excavations. This is what they said about their experience. On weekdays, see Ferry Farm’s archaeologists at work on the excavation site from now through mid-June.

Meet the Archaeologists

Each summer, archaeologists from across the United States come to George Washington's Ferry Farm for about two months of excavations on and around the site of Washington's boyhood home. These are their stories. On weekdays, see Ferry Farm's archaeologists at work on the excavation site from now through mid-June.

Photos: How to Install a New Museum Exhibit

Back in late February, staff revamped the orientation exhibit in the visitors center at George Washington's Ferry Farm.  The new exhibit called The Science of History at Ferry Farm tells the story of how archaeologists and historians discovered the location of the Washington family home using, in some cases, the latest scientific techniques.  It includes a … Continue reading Photos: How to Install a New Museum Exhibit

Caring for Historic Kenmore: Climate Control

Editor's Note: The behind-the-scenes tour mentioned at the end of this post and on the video's end title is sold out. Today, we're linking to a behind-the-scenes video on The George Washington Foundation's YouTube channel.   In the video, Heather Baldus, Collections Manager, gives us a tour of Historic Kenmore's underground heating and cooling system. This geothermal … Continue reading Caring for Historic Kenmore: Climate Control