The Cyrus Jacobs
House Public Archaeology Project is a collaborative effort between the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Idaho Archaeological Society, University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, and the Boise National Forest that formed in June 2012 to support the archaeological study of the Cyrus Jacobs
House. The project began when renovations on Boise's (Idaho) Cyrus Jacobs
House’s exterior deck revealed an historic well filled with artifacts. As Boise’s oldest standing brick building, the Cyrus Jacobs
House dates to 1864 and represents an unprecedented opportunity to obtain a glimpse into the lives of some of the city’s oldest residents.
The excavations take place starting July 31st
, 2012, and will cease on August 11th
, 2012. We invite you to come visit our site in person during that time period or attend one of several outreach events scheduled to take place. The scheduled events are as follows:
Archaeological Site Visitation
: Any time from 9am until 3:30pm between July 31st
and August 11th
, 2012 (closed on Sunday, August 5th
Artifact Show & Tell
: Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30pm in the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Learn about artifacts discovered during excavations as well as meet project staff and volunteers.
Children's Archaeology Session
: Saturday, August 4th
from 11am-noon at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Children ages 6 through 12 years of age are invited to learn about archaeology in a hands-on activity.
Please visit the rest of our website
to learn more about the project, including our blog that will feature updates about our findings and progress. We also invite you to visit our Project Partners' websites
, which can be found below.
Any questions about the project should be directed to Dr. Mark Warner (mwarner
@uidaho.edu) or Dr. Stacey
This project is being done in collaboration with: