The Other Side of Archaeology -- A Free Family Program ~ Thursday, April 09, 2015
Archaeologists have been digging with the public at Riverside for nearly 20 years. But archaeology is much more than digging! Now, you have an opportunity to see and participate in the other side of archaeology. Join an archaeologist from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey to get an up-close look at the artifacts that have been found at Riverside, participate in the process of how archaeologists learn about the past from them, and see what has been learned.
Participants will have an opportunity to wash, identify, and study artifacts. A behind-the-scenes archaeology tour also will be offered, weather permitting. This tour, led by a KAS archaeologist will take visitors to the locations of past and active archaeological sites at Riverside. Visitors will get a perspective of life behind the big house and how archaeology has contributed to the identification and reconstruction of outbuildings.
Drop in for this free family program between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on the following dates during JCPS Spring Break. The archaeology tours will take place at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm each day (weather permitting). Contact us with questions at 502/935-6809.
The Other Side of Archaeology will be offered on the following dates during the JCPS Spring Break:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Riverside Plant & Herb Sale ~ Saturday, April 11, 2015
Come out to purchase annuals, perennials, herbs, heirloom tomatoes and more for your home garden at Riverside's Annual Plant & Herb Sale! The sale begins on Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm that day. Sunday, April 12, the sale starts at Noon and runs until 3:00 pm. The Early Bird Sale takes place on Friday, April 10 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
All proceeds benefit Riverside's Garden Club and their efforts to maintain the historic garden, the Jeanne Montgomery Garden and other garden spaces at Riverside. Contact us at 502/935-6809 for more details.
Building Blocks of History Field Trips (September-October and mid-March-May)
Riversides award-winning, hands-on field trip program Building Blocks of
- a tour of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House (built circa 1837)
- participation in an on-going archaeological dig under the supervision of professional archaeologists
- an opportunity for students to make their own "artifact" of their experience at Riverside by making a hand-made brick
This full-day field trip experience is limited to groups of 120 students per day.
The cost is $6/student. Call (502) 935-6809 to reserve your date today.
Dates are limited!!!