Hampden Heritage

Archaeology, History, and Heritage in Central Baltimore

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Return of the Blog

Hi folks. The blog has been on a long hiatus as Dave and I had crazy fall semesters, but we're gearing up for our third season of archaeology this summer, so we're going to start to try to blog more frequently for the next few months.

We do have some exciting news to share--the Hampden Community Council and the Center for Heritage Resource Studies have been awarded a $15,000 grant for the Hampden Community Archaeology Project from the Sociological Initiatives Foundation (SIF)! We're positively giddy. SIF is a private foundation that funds community-based collaborative research projects aimed at addressing contemporary social issues and initiating positive social change in local communities. This grant will allow us to expand the scope of our activities, and we will be able to hire more local high-schoolers to assist us in excavations over the summer. Furthermore, now that we have the grant from SIF, we anticipate that it will help us to obtain other grants from organizations that require matching funds.

For my next time, I'm working on trying to post some pictures of an awesome archaeology cake my lovely wife made for me when I returned to Michigan from Baltimore at the end of last summer.