Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thursday April 17th at 7:00 pm

All Under the Ell: Archaeology at Wyman Tavern in Keene, NH

April is Archaeology Month in New Hampshire! Join us as archaeologist Martha Pinello gives a slide presentation of this past year’s work at the Wyman Tavern in Keene and describes plans for the 2014 summer field school efforts. Archaeology in preparation of restoration of Wyman Tavern (1762-1790) has revealed evidence of along European occupation. Excavations in the area of the former Ell uncovered deposits and artifacts from the early 1700s to the early 1900s. Excavation and analysis are intriguing as the site was also home to one Keene’s early European families Josiah Fisher, his wife and their infant daughter.  After being a Tavern, the buildings were home to the Rev. Barstow and his family, the Adams sisters and antique collector Clifford Sturtevant and his wife.  The Tavern was transferred to the Historical Society of Cheshire County in 1968. Ms. Pinello is a Principal Investigator with Monadnock Archaeological Consulting in Stoddard, NH.  Her work is primarily with historic sites museums in New England reconstructing historic landscapes and interpreting life at the sites for programs, exhibits and furnished rooms. Free and open to all.

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