From National Parks

Archaeology Dig at Fort Frederica

During June and July, Fort Frederica National Monument usually hosts an archaeology dig.  Archaeology students from universities come and dig.  We also host three weeks of archaeology camp for middle school students. This year the pandemic has thrown a wrench into the works.  We did not get approval to host the archaeology education camps.  Most …

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Phase Two Reopening at Fort Frederica

We are now in Phase Two reopening at Fort Frederica National Monument.  This means we have our buildings open, but we are supposed to be enforcing social distancing guidelines.  Tom and I were pretty happy with Phase One because visitors could walk around the grounds and we could do some programming outside.  In Phase Two …

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Leather Working Class at Fort Frederica

Tom has been leading a leather working class at Fort Frederica National Monument.  Although the grounds are open, we still don’t have the buildings open and there aren’t any tours or programming.  We are taking advantage of this “down” time to do some training.  Tom recently taught the three rangers (and one intern) how to …

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Cleaning the Library Floor

Fort Frederica may be closed, but Tom and I are still working on various projects.  One project we undertook together last week was cleaning the library floor. Many years ago, no one knows how many, someone used a double sided duct tape to tape the rug in the library to the beautiful hardwood floor.  Soon …

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