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Satterlee Clark House Archaeological Excavations

  • Horicon Historical Society 322 Winter Street Horicon, WI, 53032 United States (map)

Please Join the Horicon Historical Society and the Wisconsin Archeological Society as we conduct an "open-to- the public" archaeological excavation of the backyard of the Historic Satterlee Clark House in Horicon WI. (The site of an early to mid 1800's trading post and (Winnebago) Native American village site.)

This event encourages children and adults of all ages to come out and help us excavate a few archaeological features on the property.

Under the guidance of professional archaeologist you can help excavate and screen for potential historic and prehistoric features and artifacts buried on the Clark House Backyard lawn.

No experience is necessary.

Satterlee Clark was the Sutler of Fort Winnebago in the 1830's and came over to Horicon to establish a trading post and then eventual home by 1855. His house is located on the high ground overlooking the mouth of the Horicon Marsh where the Rock River Flows to the south and beyond.

Previous yard work construction to build a stone slab walkway and shovel probe tests relieved large areas of early historic period garbage middens and potentially intact archaeological features.     

Also that day: The Historic 1855 Satterlee Clark House and the rebuilt Historic Hustisford one-room-school house will be open to the public for tours. There is a large prehistoric archaeological artifact collection located and displayed in the adjacent one-room-school house which highlights Dodge County's prehistoric past.

This event is free and will run from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

If it is raining that day the event will be cancelled and possibly reschedule at a near future date.

For any additional information or questions please contact event organizer Kurt A. Sampson at 414-405-4367 or by email at

The Clark House is located at 322 Winter street (The Horicon Historical Society)

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