Welcome to the Western Maryland Chapter
of the Archeological Society of MD, Inc.
Our Next Event : Nov. 12-13
Return to the Barton Site
Robert Wall will be conducting excavation work at the Barton site on
November 12 & 13 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each day. This is
an excellent opportunity to join in on the investigations of the
prehistoric culture of our area. We need to finish the Deep Unit
before Winter sets in, We have about 3 to 4 levels (10 cm deep
each) to excavate.
to bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, gloves and lots
November 19, 1:00 PM
(Rain Date November 20)
Field Trip to Historic Ridgedale
Mike & Carol Shaw have
invited the Chapter to visit their historic farm, site of Ridgedale, a high
styled Greek Revival brick residence built in 1835 for gentleman farmer George
W. Washington, a distant relative of our first president. Fort Williams, built
during the French & Indian War to protect the local settlers, was located on
the property. There is a possible Indian mound just east of the house.
Join us for a tour of the
restored house and property
along the South Branch.
Directions: From Cumberland take Rt. 28
through Springfield, stay on Rt. 28 south and cross over the South Branch of the
Potomac on John Blue Bridge, as you go up a long hill, Washington
Bottom Road is on the right, turn right there and proceed for about a mile to
the farm, passing under the railroad trestle.
For more information, contact the Chapter
Weather Cancellations: Meeting
cancellations will be announced on
WCBC 1270 AM, by email or you may call
Chapter officers when in doubt.
Membership Dues for 2016:
January is the beginning of each Membership year.
Dues: $12-Individuals/Whole Family, $5-Individual Students
Make checks payable to WMDASM.
Memberships may be mailed to the Secretary,
HC 75 Box 67B
New Creek, WV 26743
(Please include EMAIL, so that we may
send your newsletter electronically
rather than postal mail, to reduce
For more information about the Chapter or our Events, contact
Darlene Frederick, our Chapter Secretary, by clicking on her picture ....
....screening soil at the Barton Village site(below)
The Western Maryland Chapter of the Archeological Society of Maryland was established to educate and encourage amateur archeologists by conducting field sessions, weekend digs and hosting guest speakers on a wide range of archeological topics. Projects such as the excavation of the Late Woodland sites in Cresaptown and Barton's in Allegany County and Sang Run in Garrett County have created a growing interest in our local cultural resources.