In September 2018, the GBL was awarded a Save America’s Treasures grant to rehabilitate and rehouse about 2.8 million artifacts from Angel Mounds over the next 3 years. These grants are administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The “Curating Angel” project will allow us to provide safe, long-term preservation of the artifacts and associated documentation from archaeological work at Angel Mounds and make these collections more accessible for research and education. Keep checking back for up-to-date information as we officially launch the project in January 2019!
Fast Facts about Angel Mounds:
- 603 acre site located on the Ohio River near Evansville, IN
- Occupied by a Mississippian culture group from ~1100-1450 CE
- Archaeological excavations began in 1939
- Indiana State Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark
Save America's Treasures Grant:
- Rehousing 2.8 million archaeological artifacts
- ~2000 boxes
- Duration 3 years
- Materials will be moved from Glenn Black Lab to new ALF 3 facility on IUB campus
Read more about Glenn Black and the history of Angel Mounds!