Archaeology Club

Thanks to the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, the Railway Village Museum is now offering a unique learning opportunity in the form of free “Archaeology Clubs” to grades 5th – 7th. Our archaeology clubs will allow students to experience the process of artifacts being excavated from an archaeological dig to being displayed at a museum. Led by archaeologist and Railway Village Museum Director of Curation, Dr. Whitney Lytle, students will participate in each step of the process using professional tools, methods, and techniques.

After initial preparation meetings between Dr. Lytle andarticipating teachers, the club will take place as a multi-part program including in-school visits from museum curator and guided in-class activities that will take place over the course of the Spring or Fall semester. The clubs can be tailored to fit teacher and student needs, so be sure to discuss with Dr. Lytle how the program can work for you. No two clubs will be exactly the same!  For more information please contact Dr. Lytle at [email protected]

Keep an eye out for archaeology activities happening at various museum events!

RVM Video Series

Welcome to the RVM video series “Discover Archaeology with the Railway Village Museum”. Archaeologist and museum Director of Curation and Education, Dr. Whitney Lytle, introduces us to archaeology through this video series of her research in Belize. Dr. Lytle has studied the ancient Maya in Belize since 2008 and this summer returned to the site of Xunantunich to continue her archaeological work with the Mopan Valley Preclassic Project. Enjoy these videos as we lead into the museum’s “Children’s Day” on August 14th where kids (and grownups) will get to participate in hands-on activities learning archaeological methods and techniques with Dr. Lytle!

Discover Archaeology Part 1 by Whitney Lytle
Discover Archaeology Part 2 by Whitney Lytle
Discover Archaeology Part 3 by Whitney Lytle
Discover Archaeology Part 4 by Whitney Lytle