RICHMOND, Ky. – Celebrate Archaeology Month at White Hall State Historic Site during September with an event at the park and another at Eastern Kentucky University.


Visit the park Sept. 14 for “Archaeology in Action.” See what archaeologists really do in the field and how they uncover the hidden history beneath our feet.  You will get to see archaeologists excavate and map at White Hall, a site important to Kentucky’s history.  Archaeological tours of the White Hall property will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


On Sept. 20, check out “Archaeology Behind the Scenes” at Eastern Kentucky University. Learn what archaeologists do after they have dug up their artifacts.  You’ll get a tour of an archaeology laboratory and even get to help wash, sort and identify real artifacts from an actual archaeological site – White Hall – in Madison County. This session will be at the Eastern Kentucky University Archaeology Laboratory, Moore Building 329, Richmond, from noon to 4 p.m.


Contact Dr. Jon Endonino for further information: jon.endonino@eku.edu.


White Hall State Historic Site stands as a testament to architectural history and honors Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was a politician, emancipationist, and friend of Abraham Lincoln. White Hall began as an eight-room Georgian design completed in 1798 and remodeled in the mid-1860s to its current Italianate style adorned with Corinthian columns and boasting 16-foot ceilings. White Hall is located in Richmond, off Interstate 75 at Exit 95.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov



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