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Join a local archaeological dig!

We’d like to share this upcoming event sponsored by our friends at the Cass County Historical Society because…well, we think it might just be the coolest thing ever! What better way of bringing together so many of our library values in one exciting program – discovery, history, and community – than by joining our neighbors for a dig in the dirt!

From the Historical Society’s Facebook page:

The dig site at 401 E Pearl Street in Harrisonville.

Cass County Historical Society schedules Archaeological Dig

The Cass County Historical society will be hosting an archaeological dig, Saturday, April 26, on the vacant lot at 401 E. Pearl Street.

While work was being finished in grading this open lot an old foundation was discovered from a long lost building. Preliminary review of the site has provided a wide variety of artifacts such as pieces of china, square nails, ceramic marbles, glass bottles and much more.

The public is invited to join the Historical Society in further digging and researching the various artifacts that may still lie beneath the soil. This will be an excellent opportunity for the public to witness what is involved in the archaeological excavation of an urban building site. Bring your work boots, jeans and gloves and join the society to truly experience what history of Harrisonville the ground may hold.

If you have any pictures of past buildings on either lot 401 or 403 E. Pearl St., please bring them to the dig or the Historical Society office in the Library building. We would love to see them to aid in our research on this site.