Monday, August 30, 2010
Archaeological Excavation at Heritage Park September 11,2010
Fort Walton Beach - The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center
(HPCC) announces an archaeological excavation scheduled for Saturday, September 11th
(rain date September 12th) behind the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum in downtown
Fort Walton Beach. Excavations will be ongoing throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the excavation areas and the public is
welcome. The dig is cosponsored by HPCC, the Emerald Coast Archaeological Society
and the Historic Sites and Structures Advisory Board of Fort Walton Beach.
The public is invited to come and observe the digging activities and view the artifacts
found. Members of the Emerald Coast Archaeological Society and the Historic Sites and
Structures Advisory Board will also be on scene, to discuss the activities and answer
questions. The artifacts will be placed on display as they are found.
The excavation is taking place prior to the construction of an exhibit building to be added
to the grounds at Heritage Park. This building will display Civil War artifacts and
interpretive materials and is expected to open in April 2011.
The Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum is located at 127 SE Miracle Strip Parkway.
For more information please contact museum staff at 850.833.9595.
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a community outreach
division of the City and is committed to providing area historical educational