Community Archaeology Day at the Kentucky School for the Blind!
Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We invite the community to come join us to learn how to excavate, handle artifacts, help uncover the historic schoolhouse, and learn about the Clifton neighborhood’s history!
Drinks and snacks provided by KSBCF!
Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to dig in! Rain or shine (unless severe weather)!
Access the excavation site through Haldeman Ave., (250 Haldeman Avenue), following the map shown below:
Access to the event is from Haldeman Avenue – past KSB’s entrance of Haldeman. There will be signs directing attendees where to go. Street parking available on Haldeman.
University of Louisville’s Department of Anthropology and Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (CACHe) will be collaborating with the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB), Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation (KSBCF), and Kentucky Department of Education in a summer archaeological field school for UofL and KSB students. KSB has provided educational services for students who are blind or visually impaired for more than 175 years throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. During this time, KSB has developed a rich cultural history, making it a prominent historical landmark for the city of Louisville. An important part of that history is KSB’s segregated School for the Blind, which opened in 1884 and operated for 71 years. This May students will learn archaeological field methods as they help uncover the historic schoolhouse. In addition, KSB students will have an exceptional opportunity to be a part of uncovering their school’s past by participating in all aspects of the field investigation, from excavation to curation of recovered artifacts.