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JULY 10-11 & JULY 17-18, 2021

You and your family are invited to work right alongside the professional archaeologists! Try your hand at a variety of tasks from digging to screening and more. Children ages 5 and up are welcomed to join in the fun with the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

A membership (individual or family) is required in order to participate. We strongly recommend that you purchase your membership ahead of time, although memberships may also be purchased on the days of the dig. Bring your membership card to the event.

Pre-register for your dig time(s)We suggest pre-registering for the specific dig time(s) in which you wish to participate. You may also register at the door if there is still availability. Be sure to carefully read all of the information on the registration page before pre-registering.

May I just spectate?

Yes, you may spectate for free! Membership is only required to dig.

Some background

This is year two of the excavation. Check out the Wisconsin State Journal article and video below which covered the 2020 dig, as well our October 2020 newsletter which contained an article in regard to what was unearthed in 2020.

Additional background video segments

Learn more

Special archaeology exhibit

Tours of the museum and historic house are also available during the dig. Our 2021 special exhibit challenges you to analyze scenarios that come up in the everyday work of those who study the past through scientific excavation.

Frontier Fundraiser

The Historic Indian Agency House

1490 Agency House Road, Portage, WI 53901


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