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Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month Event Calendar

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Start Date: 5/19/2007
End Date: 5/19/2007
Event Times: 2:00 p.m.

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E-mail: mnancym@

Phone: (262) 653-4426
Fax: (2262) 653-4437

Archaeology at Captain Trowbridge's Place: A Yankee Merchant's Journey from Upstate New York to Racine, Wisconsin (with a brief stop in Dartmoor Prison)

Presentation by Dr. Paul Reckner, Archaeologist.

John Todd Trowbridge, Yankee merchant and prisoner of the British during the War of 1812, journeyed to the Wisconsin Territory with his two sons in 1836. Just west of old Racine they built a two-story log house, the first home in Dover Township, at what later became the intersection of Sheard Road and State Trunk Highway 11. One hundred and sixty-two years later, archaeologists with the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Archaeology Program began excavating the site of "Captain Trowbridge's Place," a hub of community life: farm, inn, post office, and even an early church. Find out what archaeology can tell us about this influential settler daily life in the Wisconsin Territory, and the community he helped forge in fledgling Racine County.

Add'l Contact Info: This program is free and open to the public.

Venue: Kenosha Public Museum

Address: 5500 1st Avenue

City: Kenosha

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