Conservation Research Laboratory
Nautical Archaeology Program
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4352
The Conservation Research Laboratory was pleased to welcome the spouses of the Texas A&M University System Regents, Chancellor, and CEOs on Friday, March 26, 2010. The day's events featured a lecture by Dr. Jim Bruseth of the Texas Historical Commission on the La Belle Shipwreck Project, as well as tours of the Conservation Research Laboratory facilities and demonstrations on the diverse artifacts in various stages of conservation.
The participants began the day with a lecture on the excavation and continued conservation of La Belle
Dr. Jim Bruseth of the Texas Historical Commission speaking on the history of Sieur de La Salle's exploration of Texas and the recovery of La Belle
The remains of La Belle
undergoing conservation at the Conservation Research Laboratory.
CRL's Jim Jobling (left) explaining the continued work on the conservation of La Belle
CRL's Dr. Helen Dewolf demonstrating several unique items conserved at the Conservation Research Laboratory, including a looking glass from the 'Mardi Gras' shipwreck, and pork from the Red River Steamboat Heroine
Guests Janelle Overhouse and Megan Shepherd in front of an ancient Native American dugout canoe from Tennessee nicknamed "Old Hickory."
CRL's Heather Hatch exhibiting artifacts under conservation for the Texas Historical Commission from Fort McKavett and Fort Griffin.
CRL's Catherine Sincich demonstrating artifacts from Fort St. Louis, La Salle's 17th-century settlement.
CRL's Dr. Helen Dewolf with a musket from La Belle.