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Be an archaeologist for the day! Try out different activities during spring break to see how museums discover historic artifacts left in the ground. Come for one or both of our archaeology family workshops!

On Wednesday, April 11, work with your family on a simulated “box dig.” Learn how archaeologists work on professional digs, use different tools to uncover artifacts, record your finds, and figure out the story that history left behind in your box.

On Friday, April 13, join us as guest archaeologist Bonnie Plourde shows us why stone artifacts rock! Bonnie will demonstrate knapping and turn an average stone into an functional tool right in front of us. Kids can try cutting materials with different sharpened rocks, and compare stone tools used thousands of years ago by Native Americans in Connecticut. The workshop ends with a rock craft to take home.

This program is great for children ages 6-11. Parents must remain with their children at all times. This program is free for CHS members and free with general admission to the museum for non-members. Interested in both workshops? Sign up for both and you’ll receive a $4 discount per person on Friday. Reservations are requested at rsvp@chs.org.

American Sign Language interpretation of this program is available upon request. Please contact Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs Corinne Swanson at corinne_swanson@chs.org or call (860) 236-5621 x222 by March 28 to request ASL interpretation, or if you have other questions regarding the program.