Public given the chance to uncover pieces of Packers history

As a part of the Brown County Parks Department and Neville Public Musuem's Parkaeology program, the public had a chance to dig up a pieces of Packers history, September 24, 2016. (WLUK)

NEW FRANKEN (WLUK) -- The Brown County Parks Department and The Neville Public Museum have teamed up to give the public the chance be an archaeologist for a day.

Digging, shaking, and sorting through soil all in hopes to find a piece of what was once a Packers training facility.

"I'm very excited to actually get in the ground, and start digging and looking for stuff," said Angela Haen of Green Bay.

Angela Haen of Green Bay says recovering a piece of the facility will be a dream come true.

"I know you don't know if you're going to find anything, but I hope we do, because that would be really cool, especially if it ends up on display at the museum who knows," said Haen.

Kevin Cullen of the Neville Public Museum says many don't know of the history that Bay Shore County Park and The Green Bay Packers share.

"Bay Shore Park here is unique, because of its heritage with the Green Bay Packers, and it's kind of a forgotten chapter, but it was when the Packers had their training facility here between 1946, and ultimately when it was burnt down in 1950," said Cullen.

The Parkeology program gave the public a chance to be a part of the first ever physical documentation, searching for artifacts, foundation pieces and traces of the building.

Officials of the Neville Public Museum say not only is the land rich in Packers history, but it also got it's nickname from the Packers players.

"It has an interesting history to it, the players actually weren't very happy with the field conditions, because it was shallow soil, over bedrock, so they actually called this the "Rockwood Lodge," said Cullen.

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