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  Paul Mickey Science Series: Archaeology at the Jameson Jenkins Lot in the Lincoln Home Neighborhood, Springfield, Illinois   

Paul Mickey Science Series: Archaeology at the Jameson Jenkins Lot in the Lincoln Home Neighborhood, Springfield, Illinois

  • Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dennis Naglich, Illinois State Museum, Claire Fuller Martin, Illinois State Museum, and Dale Phillips, Lincoln Home National Historic Site

The Jameson Jenkins lot is included within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site National Register District and has been listed with the National Park Service Network to Freedom. Jenkins worked as a drayman and in 1850 assisted escaped slaves heading north through Illinois. In collaboration with the National Park Service, the Illinois State Museum conducted a limited investigation of the lot in order to assess the potential for intact archaeological resources. Subsurface features include a possible subfloor storage pit and the possible remnants of a corner support pier for a mid-19th-century residence. The findings indicate that additional excavations would significantly advance understanding of the Jenkins occupation.

One of our Paul Mickey Science Series

Discover Illinois' rich prehistoric and historic past by attending an ISM Paul Mickey Science Series Program. A different speaker and topic are featured each month. For more information on upcoming topics and speakers, please contact Nina Walthall at (217) 782-0061 or 217-785-0037.

  • Usually held the second Wednesday of Each Month
  • 7:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Held at the ISM Research & Collections Center, 1011 East Ash Street (enter the building from 10 ½ Street between Ash & Laurel Streets), Springfield, Illinois
  • Free Admission 

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