October 19, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Archaeology is often thought of as something that happens somewhere else -- in exotic places like Egypt or Mexico and not in our very own urban state.
Principal Archaeologist of Hunter Research, Ian C. Burrow, Ph.D., is currently excavating sites in Trenton and recently one in nearby Madison. His talk will enlighten us about who archeologists are and how they work and will illustrate recent discoveries at these NJ digs through both with slides and artifacts. Mr. Burrow will also explain how the regulations and laws in N.J. ensure that the prehistory and history of our state are recorded and studied, even in the face of pending development.
Visitors can inspect glass and pottery fragments, clay pipes and more found during an archaeological survey around the house in 1987.
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April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.