Friday, June 23, 2017, was our last day of archaeology exploration for 2017.  The kids came into the Museum and Heritage Center at 9 AM and got right to work on their projects without adult prompting.  Our volunteers and staff were there to support them, supplying phot...

Today, our youngsters and adult volunteers worked together to identify arrowheads and other artifacts from a collection of Native American items held by the Education Department of the NCMHC.  That is not an easy task!  

Russ Snyder, an archaeologist from the Huron...

Our third day, Wednesday, began with a weather warning for tomorrow.  With heavy rain predicted for 4 AM on Thursday continuing into the day, we decided to dig all day today, rather than the planned half day. That allowed us to finish the units we had begun and be read...

We visited a local farmer and he took us out to the corn field where he found many arrowheads over the years.  He let us carefully walk his field, looking for arrowheads and shards.  We found shards but no arrowheads.   

Then we went back to the dig site...

This is our fourth summer with students, ages 10 - 13, volunteers and archaeologists sifting through Newaygo County's buried past in search of answers to questions about life here long ago.  We have explored sites in Newaygo, Hesperia, and White Cloud.  This year, four...

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The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is a community history project whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share Newaygo County’s history.


The NCMHC is supported by individual contributions, in-kind support, the generosity of local business people, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, The Gerber Foundation, The Arthur and Virginia Nelsen InFaith Community Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and, of course, our Guests and Volunteers!


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