How to Get Involved
Ongoing Public Programs
Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing
The Kentucky Archaeological Survey conducts ongoing public archaeology programs throughout the year at Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing in Louisville. Riverside hosts an annual Archaeology Day event in October featuring a dig, artifact cleaning, presentations, and Native American and historic farm crafts and technology demonstrations. During our Winter Lab Program, the public is invited to work with archaeologists two days a week washing and cataloging artifacts recovered during the digs and take a special archaeology-based tour of the historic house and grounds. Several other events at Riverside also feature archaeology activities and tours, including the Family Farm and Forage Festival in June, the Ice Cream Social in July, and the Metro Louisville Cultural Pass Program from June to August. Riverside also offers teachers the opportunity to bring their classes to the award-winning Building Blocks of History school field trip program, which features an archaeology dig activity, brick making activity, and a historic house tour. To learn more about these programs and events at Riverside, visit Riverside’s website.
Living Archaeology Weekend
We offer periodic opportunities to wash artifacts during our public wash nights. Work with archaeologists washing artifacts from our projects and learn more about what these objects can tell us about people in the past. We hold wash nights at our lab facility at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Check out our News page or contact us to see when the next wash night is being held.
Volunteering in the Field and Laboratory
Wash Nights at WKU