Free archaeological dig in Woodbridge open to the public on Sept. 28, 29

The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History invites the public to tour an active archaeology dig from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 29 at 650 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge.

This open house archaeology project will be conducted by the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History in conjunction with the Archaeological Society of New Jersey, Trinity Episcopal Church of Woodbridge and Monmouth University.

Witness an active archaeology dig and talk with archaeologists as they explore one of the earliest house sites in Woodbridge. This open house takes visitors to the house site of Jonathan Dunham, the first miller in Woodbridge. His home was built in the early 1700s and still stands today. Since 1872, it has been the rectory for Trinity Episcopal Church.

In addition to the archaeological dig, the graveyard and historic church will be open and limited tours of the Dunham House will be offered.

The event is free and no registration is required. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System.

The event will take place rain or shine.

For more information about this program and other events from the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, or for directions, call 732-745-3030, ext. 310 or visit