“The Excavation of Engineer Cantonment” – by Nebraska State Archaeologist, Rob Bozell

Thursday, May 30 @ 5:30 at the Florence Mill

Join us for this “History Happy Hour” event where we combine happy hour with history talks and tours. 

PLACE: The Florence Mill, located at I-680 and 30th Street.

In 2003, History Nebraska archaeologists discovered and excavated the site of “Engineer Cantonment”, the long sought-after winter encampment of the Stephen Long Scientific Expedition of 1819. Located along the base of the bluffs just north of Omaha, the crew compared the topography with a painting of the encampment done by expedition member, Titian Peale, then used ground penetrating radar to discover the exact location. Excavation yielded a wide variety of fur trade and early American artifacts, making it the oldest Euroamerican site discovered in Nebraska.  This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the Long Scientific Expedition. 

5:30 Happy Hour Refreshments and tour of historic Florence Mill and Art Loft

6:15 Lecture by State Archaeologist, Rob Bozell

7:30 Optional: Car Caravan to site of excavation

$10 suggested donation

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