October is Archaeology Month throughout the Commonwealth, with numerous events geared to explorers of all ages. You can visit the official website, but here is one event coming up this weekend that you won't want to miss:
Family Archaeology Day Day at the James Blake House
Date and time: Saturday 6 October, 10 AM to 4 PM (the rain date is Sunday, 7 October)
Location: The James Blake House, 735 Columbia Road, Dorchester
Information: Ellen Berkland, 617-474-9307
Sponsor: Dorchester Historical Society
Become an archaeologist for the day at the oldest house in Boston, the James Blake House, built ca. 1650. Excavate, screen, document, wash, and study artifacts recovered from the Blake House yard. Drop by for an hour or stay the whole day! All ages are welcome. Wear appropriate clothing and bring work gloves. Guided tours of the Blake House will be given on the hour starting at noon.