Month: September 2016

Michigan Archaeological Society Meeting 6 October 2016

The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, 6 October 2016 at 7 PM at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Don Simons will once again discuss a variety of archaeological and historical topics based on original photographs taken by Fred Dustin. More information about Dustin can be found here. Last January Don gave a wonderful presentation based on photographs taken by Dustin in the lower Flint River Valley. This new program, focusing on the Cass River Valley in Bridgeport and Frankenmuth Townships, promises to be equally interesting and entertaining! To whet your appetite, here is a copy of a photograph of Ralph Stroebel standing in a cache pit along the Cass River in Frankenmuth Township. This photograph was taken by Dustin on 29 April 1934.
As always the meeting/program is open to the public and people are invited and encouraged to attend. The official meeting announcement is copied below.

Saginaw Valley Chapter meeting
October 6, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Castle Museum of Saginaw County History
500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607


Don Simons will present part two of a potpourri of historic and prehistoric subjects which are based upon original photos taken by Saginaw Valley archaeologist Fred Dustin. In general, the topical area is the Cass River Valley in Bridgeport and Frankenmuth townships.


Steltzriede Farm Program 27 September 2016

September is flying by and it has been weeks since the last update on our fieldwork at the Steltzriede Farm site. We have been busy exposing more of the stone and mortar foundation discovered in 2015 and expanding our excavation in the cabin/cellar area. I don’t have time for an in-depth update now, but I will be doing a Lunch and Learn program on our work at the site next Tuesday, 27 September, at noon, here at the Castle Museum. It should be a fun program and there might be treats! So, if you’re in the area and want to hear more about the project, please join us.

Caitlin and Travis getting to the bottom of things.

Caitlin and Travis getting to the bottom of things.