Volunteers help dig up history at Capital Region archaeological site

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Volunteers are helping to dig up history. The New York State Museum is running an archeological dig near the Colonie Park MTB Trail Head of the Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail.

NewsChannel 13 can’t give you the exact address because the site is on private property. However, it’s an old farmhouse site from the early 1800s to the 1920s.

It was owned by Thomas Powell and his family – one of the few Black families to own a farm outright in this area during that time, the museum said.

The state found some paperwork talking about the old farmstead, said the homeowner, and asked him if they could dig.

Learn about what will happen next once all the artifacts are found by watching the video of Rachel Tiede’s story.