September 1, 2016 – Urban Archaeology in the Salem Area

Salem History Matters

September 1, 2016 - Urban Archaeology in the Salem Area

Show Notes

Our former co-host, Kimberli Fitzgerald, is pursuing a degree in archaeology to enhance the historic preservation services the City of Salem provides. When Public Works crews encounter potential historic artifacts while performing construction or maintenance projects, the work must be postponed while the State Archaeologist from the State Historic Preservation Office reviews and documents the site. Having a registered archaeologist on the City's staff should provide for a more efficient process, especially in the initial planning phase. Listen to what she discovered while participating in a recent archaeological dig--right here in Salem!

About Salem History Matters

Deb Meaghers and Christy Van Heukelem share their passion for mid-Willamette Valley history and engage listeners in the value of preserving and blending our rich historic legacy into our contemporary lives. Interviews with area historians, authors, historic property owners, neighbors in our historic districts, curators of local museums, commercial building owners and renovators offer insight into why preserving, living and working in our historic resources are so integral to our sense of community. Adding to the fabric of our heritage quilt are the “Spotlight on History” segments which highlight specific areas of our history, and the “Yesterday’s Voices” segments where our long-time residents share their memories of their lives in the Salem area.

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