The Wesleyan Connection newsletter recently featured images from a Beman Triangle talk at the Russell library. Sarah Croucher, Amy Cao (’15) and Sarah Chrystler (’13) spoke about recent archaeological research and the process of constructing the “Unearthing Community” exhibit. Images can be found here

Information on 2013 Excavation

Enrollment is currently open for fieldwork during the June Wesleyan summer session.

A course description about the class can be found here

Details about Wesleyan summer session (including enrollment) can be found here

Information about the community archaeology project can be viewed in this video. You can also learn about further details of the research project in this video.

Further details about the project can be found on this site. If you are interested in the project and would like further details, please contact Sarah Croucher:

Beman Triangle Exhibit at the Middlesex County Historical Society

The exhibit at the Middlesex County Historical Society has been covered in the Hartford Courant, the Middletown Press, on the Middletown Eye blog, and the Wesleyan newsletter.

The public may view the exhibit beginning Saturday, April 6, through the end of May. Museum hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month, 12 to 3 p.m.

Our exhibit will then be moving on to the Russell Library in the summer.

Campus News: April 17th, 2012

5 Questions With Sarah Croucher on Middletown’s Beman Triangle

Lauren Rubenstein

April 17th, 2012

In this issue of The Wesleyan Connection, we ask 5 Questions of Sarah Croucher, assistant professor of anthropology, assistant professor of archaeology, assistant professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Croucher will lead an archaeological dig on the site of the Beman Triangle in Middletown on April 28-29. The public is welcome to attend. To view photos of the dig on April 14-15 click here.

For full coverage click here.

Hartford Courant: April 14th, 2012

Beman Triangle Archaeological Dig

Brad Horrigan, Hartford Courant
April 14, 2012
Wesleyan archeology Prof. Sarah Croucher, center, at an archeological excavation site at the 5-acre Beman Triangle in Middletown on Saturday. The Beman Triangle was an influential African American community from 1847 to the 1920’s whose residents included abolitionists and Civil War veterans.
For full coverage click here.