Saturday, August 3


11 a.m. to 12 p.m.




What is a house without its yard? In historical research, buildings are inseparable from their surrounding landscapes. To fully understand the site, you need information from the buildings and landscapes. The best way to accomplish this is through interdisciplinary research, with restorationists and archaeologists working together and sharing information. Unfortunately, this is rarely practiced. Often, it is not practical or possible.

The program will illustrate the value of the interdisciplinary approach, depicting an example from the Stoner Farm in south-central Pennsylvania. In conjunction, the speakers will discuss and demonstrate methods for maintaining historic landscapes that can be done with little or no archaeological experience (What is called Maintenance Archaeology). This talk will be by Scott Parker and Trent Carbaugh of Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI), archaeological investigations.

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  • Friends of Ford House Adult: Free
  • Public Adult: $12

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About Ford House

Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. Visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit. Learn more below.