Despite inclement weather, the first week of Museum of Connecticut History’s “Digging into History: On the Road with Rochambeau” in Bolton, Connecticut was a resounding success! Students dug around the Bolton Heritage Farm in search of Revolutionary War era artifacts left by our French allies when they marched through the area on their way to the Siege of Yorktown along the Trail! Check out the photos below and stay tuned as the students continue their excavations throughout the week!
Dr. Sarah Sportman, Connecticut State Archaeologist and University of Connecticut professor, and Mr. Scott Brady, former President of the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology looking over French regimental buttons and colonial era coins, preliminary discoveries from the site, as John Toomey, President of Bolton Historical Society and W3R-US member, looks on.
Photo 2: The dig site at Bolton Heritage Farm, Rochambeau’s Camp numbers 5 and 46, Connecticut Archaeological Preserves.
Photo 3: Students from “Digging into History” listen intently. Students, whether in Bolton or Newport this past weekend, will come away with a resounding, much deeper appreciation of our shared beginnings, France’s generous aid and expertise and our shared national heritage.