Archaeology club planning excavation on Franklin property

From staff reports

Venango Chapter 30 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology is offering an opportunity for the public to participate in or observe an archaeological excavation on the property of the Venango County Historical Society.

Set up will be held Friday, and tear-down is scheduled Monday, July 23, at the property at the back of the former Egbert-Mullins-Koos property on South Park Street in Franklin.

The days of excavation will extend from July 14 to July 22 with work being done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day except for the two Sundays between those dates, when the dig will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

Participants will need to sign in each day to release both the archaeology club and the historical society from any personal liability.

Open air canopies will provide some shade. Participants should provide their own lunch. Water and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Appropriate clothing for working in the sun and dirt is suggested.

Archaeological excavation tools will be provided by the archaeology club.

Acceptable archaeological practices will be used to record information and data for both the excavation and artifacts that are recovered.

All artifacts will remain the property of the Venango County Historical Society for the society’s use in the interpretation of Venango County’s early history.

There is no fee to participate in the project.

More information is available by calling Bill Black at (814) 437-2188.