Name of Engagement

Dennis Blanton on WSJV Talks about The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Excavation

Description

Students, Volunteers Dig Up Archaeological Evidence At Woodrow Wilson Birthplace WDBJ7 TV (Roanoke) Katie Brauckmann is a senior at JMU. She spent several weeks excavating part of the gardens at the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson in Staunton, Virginia, with her peers and professor, Dennis Blanton. “Archaeology is important in forming this kind of like unwritten part of history… There's no other way to find out but to dig it,” she says.

Web Presence

https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Students-volunteers-dig-up-archaeological-evidence-at-Woodrow-Wilson-birthplace-513458241.html

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

July 31, 2019

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Type of Partner

Nonprofit Agency

Primary Focus of Program

Cultural Institutions and Programs

Begin Date

7-2019

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Research, Class/Coursework

On/Off campus

Off campus

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