June 16th: Father’s Day Open House
Yesterday the rain held off until a misty fog came in and then turned to drizzle just as we wrapped up for the day. Despite the weather, thirty or thirty two people visited our dig to see what was in the trenches. The visitors were very enthusiastic and patient as we worked out the mechanics of our first day of tours and hikes. Several visitors spent well over an hour at the site and then offered helpful suggestions about how we could tweak our open house to make things function better. The students had a brainstorming session when we returned to the lab and we have ideas for improvement, some of which we can implement today and several for next weekend’s open house.
The weather should be beautiful today! Bring your dad out to visit the mine- it will be a perfect Keweenaw summer day for a hike over mine ruins!
P.S. After today’s open house, I will start updating the blog about laying out our excavations. I should be able to get caught up next week so we can post lots of pictures of the excavation in progress!