Jason Shellenhamer will regale Archaeology Club members on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, with tales about his experiences as a professional archaeologist digging at Antietam National Park. We will journey through the park to various spots to get ‘behind the scenes’ stories of how history is being preserved at Antietam. We will learn the importance of archaeology in discovering and maintaining our national heritage.

Please register on our website to attend: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3471025 (please no walk ups).

What to wear/bring: Wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate attire, and bring a water bottle.

How to attend this field trip:

1. Please RSVP so we know you’re coming: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3471025.
2. Join NHSM’s Archaeology Club by becoming an NHSM member. It’s easy and you will receive discounts on all our programming! Join here: http://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/become-a-member/

Note: club dues (annually) are $5 for individuals and $10 per family. If you have any questions please contact Ilka at iknuppel@marylandnature.org.

There is a separate cost associated with touring the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center if anyone is inclined to do that on their own after Jason’s talk.

About our leader: Jason Shellenhamer, co-founder and Project Director of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, completed his Master’s of Applied Anthropology at the University of Maryland in 2004. Prior to arriving in Maryland, he obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College. Mr. Shellenhamer is currently the Senior Project Archaeologist at the Baltimore Headquarters of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP. His projects have included excavations at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historic Park, Antietam National Battlefield, the Peterson House at Ford’s Theatre National Historical Site, and the excavations of the Baltimore defenses in Patterson Park during the War of 1812. Mr. Shellenhamer also serves as the co-curator of archaeology at the Natural History Society of Maryland.