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Enslaved Families of Eutaw Farm in Baltimore: NHSM Archaeology Club Open Mtg. October

  • 19 Oct 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Since 2015, archaeologists and volunteers with the Herring Run Archaeology Project have investigated the site of Eutaw Farm, a nineteenth-century estate located in the heart of present-day northeast Baltimore.  In the last year, we’ve made major breakthroughs in our research into the enslaved families who lived at Eutaw, allowing us to make tangible connections between the artifacts we recovered and the individuals who left them behind over 150 years ago. Presented by Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer.

Natural History Society of Maryland’s Archaeology Club promotes the value of archaeology in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and surrounding areas. The goal of the Archaeology Club is to educate citizenry in the ethics, methods, and artifact preservation methods of archaeology and how archaeology can be used to document, discover, and promote local history. The Archaeology Club is inclusive to all persons who have an interest in archaeology.
Normally, Club meetings, trips and other activities are open solely to Club Members. However, during COVID, NHSM is opening up this meeting to all, though we are asking for a $5 donation from non-members. If you are an archaeology enthusiast, please consider joining us. You must be a member of NHSM to join any of its clubs. NHSM membership is $25 for individuals, $35 for families, Archaeology Club membership is an additional $5 for individuals and $10 for families. The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.
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Lisa Kraus, Co-founder and Project Director of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and historical archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology at the College of William and Mary. She has a particular interest in public archaeology, archaeology of the African Diaspora, and archaeology of the Chesapeake region. In addition to her volunteer work with the Herring Run Archaeology Project and her day job as an archaeologist with the Maryland Environmental Service & Maryland State Highway Administration, Lisa also serves as a co-curator of archaeology at the Natural History Society of Maryland.
Jason P. Shellenhamer, Co-founder and Project Director of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, completed his Master’s of Applied Anthropology at the University of Maryland in 2004. Prior to arriving in Maryland, he obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College. Jason is currently the Senior Project Archaeologist at the Baltimore Headquarters of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP. His projects have included excavations at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historic Park, Antietam National Battlefield, the Peterson House at Ford’s Theatre National Historical Site, and the excavations of the Baltimore defenses in Patterson Park during the War of 1812. Mr. Shellenhamer also serves as the co-curator of archaeology at the Natural History Society of Maryland
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The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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