Urban Archeology at Forest Hill Park this weekend October 6th and 7th.

Help dig up John D. Rockefeller this weekend at Forest Hill Park! Er- I meant enjoy some urban archeology digging at the site of his summer home.

Urban Archeology in Forest Hill Park’s Great Meadow

10AM to 2PM Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th, weather permitting.


Join urban archeologists from Tri-C and learn about what they have been doing at the site of the Rockefeller summer home in Forest Hill Park. This High Victorian style wood frame mansion burned to the ground in 1917.  Very little was left other than foundations.


This coming Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, the team of archeologists who have been digging at the summer home site for the past two years will be in the park wrapping up their work for the year. Join them and find out what they have done and what they hope to do and find in the future.


East Cleveland Park Association volunteers will also be in the Great Meadow. Learn about Forest Hill Park’s history, biological diversity and importance, and the needs of unique ecosystems within the park, like the Oak Savannah of the Great Meadow. Try your hand at lopping scrub growth (which must be done to keep the meadow from rapidly becoming a forest). ECPA volunteers will give walking tours of the Great Meadow and answer your questions.


For more information about the urban archeology project contact Beth Hoag (216) 201- 9627.


Interested in volunteering in Forest Hill Park? For more information about volunteer opportunities with ECPA (East Cleveland Parks Association) call Elsa Johnson (216) 956 – 5533.

(Posted on behalf of the East Cleveland Park Association.)

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