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Become a Douglas County time traveler on Saturday, May 18

Posted on May 3, 2019 2019Historic and Natural Resources


People digging fossil of mammoth out of the ground at Lamb Springs Archeological Dig in Douglas County


Have you ever seen prehistoric artifacts or mammoth remains in person? Saturday, May 18 is your chance.  Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board by taking advantage of these free encounters.

Tour the Lamb Spring Archeological Preserve and learn about some of Douglas County’s first inhabitants. On the National Register of Historic Places, and considered an internationally significant site, Lamb Spring dates to the end of the last Ice Age. Smithsonian-led excavations of the site in the 1960s and 80s resulted in the discovery of remains from more than 30 Columbian Mammoths tracing back between 11,000 and 13,000 years. Please RSVP in advance for the May 18 tour, as space is limited.

If you can’t make the tour, you can still travel back in time with the Historic Preservation Board. Drop in to the Sedalia Fire Station on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. to learn about Douglas County history and see historic and prehistoric artifacts. No registration required – join in at 4037-A Platte Ave, Sedalia, CO 80135.

“Douglas County’s investment in historic preservation, as well as the tremendous community support for these assets, is evidence of the value we collectively assign to our County’s history and heritage,” said County Commissioner and Board Vice Chair, Lora Thomas.

Tours are sponsored by the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board and the Lamb Spring Archeological Preserve. In addition to Preservation Month events, volunteer docents offer scheduled tours of Lamb Spring one weekend each month, May through October, and are also available for private tours.  Learn more at www.lambspring.org.

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