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Rediscovering the Lost Neighborhood of Juneautown

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:00am to Sun, 05/22/2011 - 4:00pm
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You are invited to join in the discovery of a lost neighborhood beneath Juneau Park in downtown Milwaukee, this weekend, Friday May 20 – Sunday May 22.

Now in its fourth season, this archaeology survey has confirmed that Juneau Park was once a residential neighborhood along the shores of Lake Michigan. “Taken together: the archive research, soil coring, test excavations and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) results, all provide direct evidence that Juneau Park was once home to three residential city blocks between the 1840s – 1920s, a virtual ‘lost neighborhood in the City of Milwaukee” stated Kevin Cullen (Discovery World’s Archaeologist).

The most action will be taking place Saturday morning (May 21st) and into the early afternoon, as we continue our exploration of the historic homes beneath Juneau Park . In addition to general public participation, several MPS students will also be helping to rediscover the Lost Neighborhood of Juneau Park on Saturday May 21st (students on site from 10am-1pm).

Also on hand this Saturday will be a historian and biographer (Rob Nurre) who will portray the eminent Wisconsin scientist Increase Lapham (1811-1875), while dressed in period costume with Lapham’s own personal possessions.

Moreover, Juneau Park Friends will also be on site to help celebrate this historic jewel of Milwaukee Parks. Historic house tours will be available at the David Barnett Gallery (former 1875 Button residence).

We’ll be set up near the Solomon Juneau replica cabin located at the SE corner of E. Juneau Ave. and N. Prospect Ave. May 20th-22nd, 10am-4pm.

For more information on this project contact:

Kevin M. Cullen (Discovery World staff archaeologist)
Email: kcullen@discoveryworld.org
Phone: (414) 765-8609
Web: http://www.discoveryworld.org
blog: http://distantmirror.wordpress.com

Discovery World