Archaeology: What's Under the Farm?

April 6 - July 9, 2016


As the Atkin’s broke their tea cups or the Johnson’s tossed their Noxema jars, they unknowingly left behind information about their lives, farm, and home. These and other objects were on display along with the tools used to discover them.

From 2005 to 2016 the City of Gladstone has amassed a rich collection of recovered items from the Atkins-Johnson farm prompting the creation of its own exclusive exhibit.


This special exhibit featured never-before-seen artifacts and photos from the 2014 and 2015 excavation, and provided extensive information on the archeological process. To date, the work completed at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum is the largest and certainly most recent archeological investigation in the City of Gladstone.

Big Shoal Cemetery 2015

Exhibit Case

Exhibit Case #2

Tools for Archaeology

Cleaning Artifacts

Uncovering the past

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