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  • Partial Park Closure

    On Saturday, October 18, the Old House at Peace field will be closed for tours at 3:00 PM. The last full park tour leaving the Visitor Center is at 1:15 PM. The Birthplaces and the Visitor Center will remain open until 5:00 PM.

Event Details

  • 10/18/2014

    Location: 135 Adams Street, Quincy, MA Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 AM Fee Information: Free

Kids’ Dig It!

Archaeology at the Old House
Saturday, October 18, 2014
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
at the
Old House at Peace field
135 Adams Street, Quincy, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Archaeology Month is an annual celebration that promotes awareness of the Commonwealth’s rich archaeological heritage through fun and engaging programs.  Massachusetts Archaeology Month is about archaeology in your community and the world.  It is an opportunity to learn about the people who have lived in the area over the last several thousand years.  Many events highlight local Native American, Colonial, and industrial history while others explore the archaeological past in other countries.  At many of this year’s events, you can experience first-hand how archaeologists unlock the mysteries of the past.

Kids’ Dig It! Archaeology at the Old House is a hands-on archaeological exploration of the people and material culture of Peace field, home to four generations of the Adams family.  From the native peoples who first called the area around Quincy Bay home, through the occupancy of the Adams family, this program introduces children and families to the art and science of “digging into the past” with a mock dig and the exciting discovery of “artifacts.”  This engaging and interactive educational experience encourages participants to “get their hands dirty” as they sift through the “debris” of the past to discover connections between their lives and the lives of the site’s earliest occupants.