28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Searching for Buried Gardens:  Indiana University Campus Archaeology at Wylie House Museum

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Wylie House Museum Education Center

A panel discussion with Carey Beam, Elizabeth Watts Malouchos, April Sievert, and Melody Pope

Wylie House Museum is the 1835 house of Indiana University’s (IU) first president Andrew Wylie and was home to members of the Wylie family for nearly 80 years. Theophilus Wylie, Andrew’s cousin and IU professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, resided there with his wife Rebecca and eight children after 1859. During this time, two subterranean cold-frame greenhouses were built into the front lawn of Wylie House to overwinter flowers and plants. In celebration of Indiana University’s (IU) bicentennial, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology partnered with the Wylie House Museum to search for Wylie’s buried gardens at IU’s oldest property. Please join us for a discussion of the history of Wylie House, recent excavations investigating the 19th century subterranean greenhouses, and the unique opportunities to engage with university and local communities through campus archaeology.

Friday, September 28th, 4pm
Wylie House Museum’s Education Center
317 E. Second St.
Free and Open to the Public

Cost: Free

For more information contact:

(812) 855-6224

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