ARTIFACT DETECTING TEAM
"Where History Is Found"
The Artifact Detecting Team's main goal is to work together with local Historical Societies and other not for profit Organizations across the United States to help raise funds for the preservation and restoration of America's historically significant properties - in particular those properties built during the era of pre-Revolutionary America. In doing so we hope to build a new and lasting partnership with progressive not for profit Organizations across the US.
Hopefully this partnership will help to increase the availability and accessibility of lands and properties for metal detecting enthusiasts to pursue their passion - while at the same time preserving (through documentation) the record of discovery. This is a situation in which everyone wins and no one loses.
These three purposes, together, comprise Our Mission.
Our mission is strictly to help the not for profit entities we associate with and no individual directly or indirectly involved in this undertaking will make any profits from this endeavor. All monies requested for daily event access fees will be paid DIRECTLY to the appropriate local Historical Society (or not for profit Organization) providing the land access and payments for access fees will be fully IRS tax deductible according to the laws governing charitable contributions.
As of April, 2012 we have raised over $29,000 for the prestigious Southampton Historical Museum in Southampton, NY.
Barry Small, Founder
Latest video produced September 2011 by Minelab Americas showcasing the 3 constituents that are benefitting from the ADT program: historical societies, metal detectorists and land owners.
Please enjoy our video celebrating the inaugural partnership with the Southampton Historical Museum.