October DNR events include Archaeology Day and Underground Railroad Heritage Day

Investigate 14,000 years of Michigan history at Archaeology Day Oct. 19

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an archaeologist? Here’s your chance to talk to archaeologists about investigations and buried artifacts that tell the stories of Michigan.

Join us for the 2019 Archaeology Day, a free event for all ages, Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Michigan History Center in Lansing. Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this popular annual event features demonstrations, presentations, artifact displays and hands-on activities, plus a scavenger hunt complete with opportunities to win great prizes!

2019 Archaeology Day

Explore Michigan’s Underground Railroad heritage at Oct. 26 gathering

The Michigan Freedom Trail Commission is hosting its second annual gathering for individuals, organizations and communities interested in our statewide Underground Railroad heritage Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Michigan History Center in Lansing.

Building off last October’s gathering that aimed to create a collaborative regional effort, this year’s event includes keynote presentations on what is new in Underground Railroad studies, as well as an afternoon of breakout sessions on researching local Underground Railroad history, crafting Network to Freedom nominations and more.

The event is $10 per person and includes a boxed lunch. Get more details and register for the 2019 Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering.