Thursday, July 31, 2008

Laboratory Developments

As planned, our volunteers in the lab--John, Walt, Maxine, Sharon, Robin, and Calvin--completed the washing of the thousands of artifacts recovered from the June field session this month. That's quite an achievement.

Labeling of artifacts began today, with very small printed labels on acid-free paper attached to many of the artifacts with matte finish acrylic. (This is a safer alternative to the use of noxious acryloids and it produces more readable labels.) Pete is continuing with cataloguing the collection and I've been writing grant applications and preparing images and texts for site interpretation. Readers will hear more about that in the next few weeks.

April is still unpacking her bags in Ohio where she takes up teaching duties this fall at Heidelberg College.

We have not yet received our contract from Preserve America, but as soon as that happens we will be back in the field at Port Tobacco. We are also hopeful that the Maryland Historical Trust will award us a grant to continue work in town.

Stay tuned.


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