Public Historical Field School to Begin Friday

    Adair Cabin
    Adair Cabin. Photo: Kansas Historical Society


    Tomorrow marks the first day of a local 16-day public field school – a project that’s part of the Kansas Archaeology Training program. Excavations will be done at the original site of the Adair Cabin in Osawatomie. About 140 people from as far as California are registered for the dig, and the crew leaders are expecting last-minute walk-ons. They will be accepting application materials on-site.

    The field school allows a unique opportunity for members of the public to work alongside professional and avocational archaeologists. Participants will be able to assist in surveys, excavation, and cleaning/cataloging the artifacts in a laboratory.

    The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office will present a workshop – “Our Town: Osawatomie” – from 8am – 5pm June 12 and 13 at Trojan’s cafeteria. Admission to this workshop is free, but registration is required by June 10 to reserve your space.

    For additional information, contact Marsha Longofono at (785) 27-861 ext. 240, or visit

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