FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2012
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
N.H. Project Archaeology receives National Award
The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that N.H. Project Archaeology, part of the national Project Archaeology program, has received a Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Partners in Conservation Awards recognize partnerships that use innovation and collaboration to protect natural and cultural resources, promote conservation and initiate large landscape projects through diverse stakeholder and youth engagement.
Project Archaeology provides high-quality heritage educational materials to teachers, including training in interdisciplinary lesson plans that emphasize stewardship of our shared cultural heritage. Using an innovative hands-on approach to history, it incorporates scientific inquiry, citizenship, personal ethics and character, as well as cultural understanding. New Hampshire’s Project Archaeology Program, established in 2005, was the first in the Northeast.
On April 20, N.H. Project Archaeology will hold a professional development workshop for teachers, “Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter,” at the St. Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. Project Coordinators Tanya Krajcik from the N.H. Division of Historical Resources and Sheila Charles from Strawbery Banke Museum will teach the course. It is one of several N.H. Archaeology Month activities taking place across the state in April.
For more information about N.H. Project Archaeology, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr and click on “Project Archaeology” in the “Quick Links” box on the right.
New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.