Thursday, June 12, 2014

Artifacts Sought for Exhibit at Irvington Historical Society

Have you stumbled upon a fragment of pottery, some eyeglasses, an old can while planting a tree?  The Irvington Historical Society is planning a wonderful exhibition on found artifacts.  Below is a blurb about the project.  

New Exhibit Coming in August to the Irvington Historical Society (Bona Thompson Memorial Library)!….We’re Diggin’ Irvington!

Many of the houses in Irvington date back to the 1800s when it was common to have a privy (outhouse) or refuse pile on the property. As a result, it is not uncommon to find interesting “artifacts” when starting a garden or working in the yard. Whether it be pottery shards, coins, jewelry or other unique objects, we want you to share with us some of the things you have found on your property…including items from crawl spaces and inside the walls of your home.

To participate in this exhibit, please contact Charlotte Ottinger Flick at 509-8577 or

Searching for artifacts:  A homeowner on Lowell Avenue finds objects in what used to be a cistern.  

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