Northwestern Michigan heritage society to host artifact identification event
You never know what you might find in your own backyard. A Northwestern Michigan historical society is hosting an event to help identify local artifacts.
Think of it as the Antiques Road Show for archeologists.
The Samels Family Heritage Society is hosting an identification event at its farm in Williamsburg on Sunday. The group is inviting members of the public to bring up to five artifacts to be identified by professional archeologists.
Shirley Shane, a member of the society’s archaeological team, said the goal of the event is to help answer questions about the artifacts.
“We just want to help people identify what they have and connect with the public that way. I think we hope that they get a sense of satisfaction for what they're doing in their own worlds about archaeology.”
This is the second identification day the Samels Family Heritage Society has hosted. Shane said the society hopes to make it an annual event.