Come start the new year right with the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society! The first meeting of 2018 will be held Thursday evening, 4 January, at 7 o’clock, here at the Castle Museum. Tim Bennett will discuss recent efforts involving the relocation, restoration, and archaeological research of the Hicks School. As always the public is invited and encouraged to attend! The official chapter announcement is copied below:
SVC January meeting notice:
The January meeting of the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society will be on Thursday, January 4, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the Morley Room, of the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607.
Tim Bennett will present “The Three Rs: Relocation, Restoration, and archaeological Research of the Hicks School”.
The timber frame Hicks school was built in 1849 near Pinckney, MI. It was used for a variety of purposes including school classes until 1972. The deteriorating structure was slated for demolition in 2015 to make way for the construction of duplexes. However, the nearly 170 year old school was saved by moving it 21 miles to the Warner pioneer homestead in Brighton. Tim will discuss challenges with relocation, the ongoing restoration process, and archaeological research conducted at the former school site. Artifacts from the school will be on display.