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Lecture on Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the 1719 Museum

February 17, 2022 @ 12:00 am



  • Dr. Timothy Trussell will speak about findings made during archaeological digs with Millersville students on the grounds of the 1719 Museum.

  • Students uncovered artifacts, including pottery, glassware, and Indigenous projectile points.

Mennonite Life hosts Dr. Timothy Trussell on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 7 pm at the Mennonite Life collections building. Dr. Trussell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, director of the Millersville University Archaeology Program, and co-director of the MU Atlantic World Center will speak about recent archaeological discoveries at the 1719 Museum.

Admission is $10. Preregister by March 8 at bit.ly/1719MuseumDig.

Trussell conducted field schools for students in the fall of 2020 and 2021. One objective was to find evidence of the original 1711 log home the Herr family built for shelter before the existing stone house was completed in 1719.

Learn about artifacts the students uncovered, including pottery, glassware, Indigenous projectile points, and what they add to our understanding.

The 1719 Museum benefits from research programs such as this one by the Atlantic World Center of Millersville University. Up-to-date research results improve the interpretation of the property and the people who lived on the historic site. Using archaeology as a research tool has been a tradition on the property since the museum’s inception.

Mennonite Life’s vision is diverse communities connecting across boundaries by knowing and valuing their own and each others’ stories of life, faith, cultures, and histories. Our mission is to hold, honor, and share items and stories featuring the lived experiences and faith values of Lancaster Mennonites and interrelated communities.


February 17, 2022
12:00 am
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