The Peggi Armstrong
Public Archaeology Award 
2004 Recipients
Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens and the Ontario Heritage Foundation

Receiving the award:
Dena Doroszenko, Ontario Heritage Trust
Karen Edwards, City of Toronto

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Toronto's Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens has had a sizeable archaeological component from its start. Excavations during the development of the museum in the early 1980's and more since then have contributed to exhibits describing the house and its gardens. The basement has been developed as an exhibit of the archaeological process with /in situ/ archaeological and architectural features. Together with the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Spadina Museum since 2001 has offered summer day camps for children aged 8-14. Kids get to learn about archaeology while taking part in a dig on the grounds. This partnership is an excellent promotion of archaeology to the public.

This page was created on November 16, 2006 and updated on February 26, 2008