U-M students Allegra Ward, Emma Greydanus, and Martin Menz are excavating on the grounds of Gordon Hall in Dexter, Michigan, as part of a course in archaeological field methods. Photo by Blair Zaid.

Please join us for Public Archaeology Day!

On Saturday, October 20, at Gordon Hall in Dexter, Michigan, you are invited behind the scenes at a University of Michigan archaeological dig.

Archaeology students from a field methods course at the U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology are conducting excavations at this historic nineteenth-century home, which was built in the 1840s by Judge Samuel W. Dexter and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors can view the excavations up close, ask questions about the dig, and go on a site tour.  

Public Archaeology Day is free and open to all.


Schedule for Public Archaeology Day

8:30–11:30 a.m.    Excavations open to visitors

12–1 p.m.             Public presentation and Q&A

1–2 p.m.               Site tour