Dig into the past -- literally! Check out the Furnace Town Folk School's Archaeology Dig and see what you can learn about the history of the Eastern Shore!

I'll never forget my middle school trip to the Furnace Town Living Heritage Village in Snow Hill, Maryland! As our old, yellow school buses carried us down a long dirt road, little did I know that I was about to learn so many intriguing tidbits about the side of Maryland where I grew up! As we were led around the grounds, we saw the gigantic iron furnace that the museum was built around, witnessed re-enactments of what life would've been like there in the 19th century, and toured buildings so old -- it felt like we'd traveled through a time machine! That day ignited my love for history and learning about the past! And if you like learning about history, too, then you won't want to miss the Furnace Town Folk School: Archaeology Dig where you'll literally dig into the past! When: July 8 from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Where: Furnace Town Living Heritage Village in Snow Hill, MD Cost: $15 Contact Information: Click here or call 410-632-2032
You'll be given your own archaeology tools and sent to one of the sites that have been set up. You'll be able to get your hands dirty and have the chance to find pieces -- such as pottery, glass bottle pieces, nails, charcoal, and more -- all of which give us a hint at life in Furnace Town before it became the museum it is today. Imagine the insights you'll get into the Eastern Shore lifestyle of over 170 years ago! [caption id="attachment_9836" align="alignnone" width="960"] Courtesy of Furnace Town's Facebook page[/caption] Have you been to Furnace Town Living Heritage Village before? If so, what did you learn there? Are you interested in attending the Archaeology Dig? Let us know in the comments below!

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