Feb 23, 2017 10:18 AM
Campers at our Shaker Archaeology Dig summer program
The Shaker Historical Society had a part in developing the plans for dredging Green Lake by seeking protection for John Kneale's 19th century farmhouse buildings and lilac bush (planted beside the old privy), which were studied in our first Shaker Dig Camp in 2015. The result seems to be that they will cart away the dredged material instead of dumping it on the segment of land bounded by Lee, Attleboro and Andover. A benefit to neighbors in terms of minimizing the odor on site perhaps! MANY thanks to the NEORSD for addreessing the concerns of historic preservation and this community! Thanks also to archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag, who first identified the site as a location where we might find some pre Shaker Heights evidence, and to master teacher Rosemary Nemeth who helped identify John Kneale's farmhouse as one of the only Warrensville Township farms not affected by the Van Sweringens' development of Shaker Heights. Extra special thanks to the City of Shaker Heights and William Gruber for helping us with permission to dig on City land. We will have Shaker Dig camp 3 again this summer at Shaker and Lee (by the fence) June 27-30.
Read more about the dredging project here: http://www.cleveland.com/shaker-heights/index.ssf/2017/02/shakers_green_lake_dredging_pr.html