Montpelier Archaeology Public Programs (2019/2020) Metal Detecting | Page 2

Director of Archaeology, Dr. Terry Brock, on an exclusive Archaeology Walking Tour, designed to acquaint you with the Montpelier property and the archaeology we have done here over the last 20 years. After lunch, you will join our archaeology staff in our current survey area to begin metal detecting. On Tuesday, you will spend the morning metal detecting in the survey area. In the afternoon, you learn about the power of place on guided tours of James Madison’s House and The Mere Distinction of Color Exhibition . During your tour of the exhibition, you will have the opportunity to talk to Curator of Archaeological Collections, Dr. Mary Furlong Minkoff, about the its creation. On Wednesday morning you will join archaeology Crew Chief, Christopher Pasch, on a walking tour of our Civil War Encampment area, where you will learn how gridded metal detecting survey helped us discover the areas occupied by South Carolinian troops during the winter of 1863. You will spend the remainder of the day metal detecting in the survey area. Thursday will be a departure from metal detecting. In the morning, you will receive hands-on instruction in archaeological excavation on our active archaeology site. In the afternoon, you will join our Archaeology Laboratory staff to discover what happens to artifacts after survey and excavation. Friday will be a day full of metal detecting, as you complete the survey of your assigned area. We invite you to join us for a happy hour discussion in the afternoon to recount your experience on the program. We will also host a celebratory farewell diner, where will hold a graduation ceremony to commemorate your week with us. No prior experience is necessary to participate in this program. As long as you are excited to learn we want you to join us! This experience is also family friendly, and we welcome participants ages 12 to 90. Since this is a multiday program, you will also have the option to live on the historic Montpelier property for the duration of your time with us.