Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mount Vernon's Midden

Launching a new web site is always fun. is up and running, with much more content to come. Right now we just have a “construction” page, but we threw in a few teaser images.

The South Grove Midden (or trash pile) was excavated by archaeologists at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Virginia plantation along the Potomac River. The catalog includes more than 50,000 artifacts including ceramic and glass vessels, animal bones and seeds. We’ll be matching the finds with a database built from documentary information of Washington’s invoices and purchases.

As the site develops we’ll add a object of the week so you can start to see the some of the collections. We’ll be adding a blog for the site and you can follow progress on their Facebook page Mount Vernon’s Mystery Midden.  
Please stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Promoting the NPS museum collections

The new web site for the national Park Service continues to progress, and we have a great online video to promote it.
You can follow the progress of the site on the new MuseumCollections blog  The new web site will be up at the end of the summer. It will feature thousands of new images, new parks and spotlights – collections of objects in simple web exhibits.

Next time you’re ready to visit a park check out what they’re holding!