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Archeology is the support of our historical memory, and therefore it is worth reading special collections, pay for letter of recommendation, to take part in various competitions and win grants, as well as to take part in excavations.

The Claremont Archaeology Festival is a public archaeology day and fundraiser for the Boyd Archaeological Field School.

To donate, call Helen at 416-661-6600 ext.5276

Please specify your support for the Boyd Archaeological Field School. A tax receipt will be issued for donations over $10. Become a one-time or monthly donor and know that your valuable contribution is allowing students of every socio-economic and cultural background to experience history first-hand!


Archaeological excavations at the Graham House (ca. 1870) provide the cornerstone of the First Annual Claremont Archaeology Festival. The homestead of local Blacksmith George Graham and his family, this site features fieldstone foundations and thousands of artifacts relating to domestic family life and the trade of the blacksmith.

Exciting Festival activities will celebrate the lives of the Aboriginal people and European settlers who lived in Southern Ontario prior to the twentieth century.

Archaeologists encounter the cultural materials and architectural remnants of these people on a regular basis. Musicians including a WomanÂ’s Aboriginal drum group and wandering fiddle and pennywhistle players will entertain throughout the day.

Demonstrations and displays including Aboriginal beadwork, hide preparation, and bone and stone tool making as well as Pioneer lifestyle, blacksmithing, and spinning and weaving will bring these diverse cultures to life. Guests can choose to participate in guided forest walks to discover plants gathered for food and medicine or explore the landscape of the once thriving mill complex on the property. All of this plus a wide variety of food and craft vendors will make this an exceptional day.

Sign up to Excavate!

Call 416-661-6600 ext.6280

Where is it?


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How much?

$8 for adults (19 and over)
$6 for students
Children 4 and under are free!
max. $25 for families
$2 parking