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MCHS teacher, Jennette Reyes Receives Archaeology in the Community Scholarship

Archeology in the Community


Madison County High School teacher, Jennette Reyes has been chosen to receive one of 15 National Scholarships to participate in an archaeological study at James Madison's home, Montpelier.  This is a week-long archaeological dig program specifically for teachers.  It is a hands-on program where participants learn about archaeological field work, lab work and methods to incorporate archaeology into their classroom.  The Scholarship is provided by a national organization: Archaeology in the Community.

The Archaeology Excavation Expedition is Montpelier's most popular week-long participatory program. This is a volunteer and educational experience in which people work side-by-side with professional archaeologists on actual archaeological research sites on the Montpelier property.  They learn the techniques and processes of archaeology while contributing to the discovery and preservation of history. While digging through Madison-era deposits, participants will experience the excitement of uncovering artifacts and features that have been buried for more than two centuries!