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Saginaw Valley Chapter

 

 

Officers:

 
President:  Mike Mauer mikmauer@rocketmail.com
Vice President:  Kerry Bennett tk_Bennett@yahoo.com
Secretary:  Theresa Breza
Treasurer:  Ken Kosidlo kenkosidlo@aol.com
 
 

Meetings:

 

First Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Ave, Saginaw, MI.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING TIME HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY CHANGED FROM 7:30 PM TO 7:00 PM.

 

Visitors are welcome.

 

 

 
Meeting Topics:

 

September 3, 2015:  Show and tell.

 

 

 

Other:

 

HELP WANTED AT SITE IN CHESANING

Central Michigan University graduate student Patrick Lawton is conducting a salvage excavation in Chesaning at a 19th century farmstead.  The site is in near term danger of construction of a house, garage, polebarn and pond beginning in June.  The site also has the potential for the recovery of prehistoric materials.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Patrick at 989-323-1239.  Volunteers will meet at 9411 Volkmer Rd at 10 AM.  Contact Patrick for dig dates and further activities at the site.

 

Patrick Monte Lawton

Graduate Assistant, Leonard Lieberman Anthropology Lab

Treasurer, Cultural Resource Management Graduate Society

Central Michigan University

(989) 323-1239

 

 

EXCAVATION IN GRAND BLANC

Don Simons will continue excavations at two pioneer farmstead sites in Grand Blanc Township in Genesee Co. Minor prehistoric components are present at each site. The larger project is at the Waterous Site where, John and Polly and their ten children left a rich record of their presence. It is a single historic occupation dating to circa 1835-60. The extended Perry family was the first major group to colonize at Grand Blanc beginning in the 1820s. The more limited work is at the Perry site where the occupants performed a continuum of developments on home and landscape from circa 1833-Modern. We schedule work at both projects as time and weather permit.  For more information please contact Don Simons at 810-695-0433.

 

 

HELP WANTED AT FT GRATIOT SITE

Due to very recent (December 2014) construction activity at the Fort Gratiot site (Pt. Huron, Michigan), some salvage work was performed by Richard Stamps, Bruce Hawkins and Rob Richardson. Over twenty dump truck loads of soil have been removed from the dry moat location. This material will need to be screened once the weather warms. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rob Richardson at:

St. Clair County Community College

(810) 989-5613

rrichardson@sc4.edu

 

 

Presentation DVDs:

 

Fellow Chapter Member Robert Hoppe had the forethought to record several programs from the late 1980s to early 1990s.  He has made them available for viewing on DVD by MAS members upon checkout at the Castle Museum.  Click here for a list of programs available.