Department of Parks
Archaeology Days At White Hall State Historic Site
RICHMOND, Ky. – In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work will be holding “Archaeology Days” at White Hall State Historic Site near Richmond.
White Hall was home to Cassius Marcellus Clay, major general in the Union Army, ambassador to Russia during the Civil War and a friend of President Abraham Lincoln.
Archaeology Days’ events let the public see how archaeology is done firsthand, and the more adventurous have the opportunity to help uncover history and get their hands dirty!
Each event will be held on Friday and Saturday during the first weekend of each month, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates: Sept. 7-8; Oct. 5-6; Nov. 2-3; and Dec. 7-8. (Some sessions may be rescheduled or moved due to bad weather).
For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Jon Endonino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nestled in rolling farmland, White Hall was built in the late 1700s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860s. The mansion, built in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly 10,000 square feet, with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing. Daily tours are Wednesdays through Sunday with tours on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 1 through Oct. 31.
White Hall State Historic Site is located in Richmond, off Interstate 75 exit 95.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov