The Prudence Crandall Museum celebrates Archaeology Month
Canterbury, Connecticut – September 12, 2008 - The Prudence Crandall Museum celebrates Archaeology Awareness Month with a talk and an interactive learning program on Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 3:30pm. Dr. Ross Harper from the Public Archaeology Survey Team will present "Whose Trash? Analysis of Artifacts from the Prudence Crandall Museum," a discussion on the artifacts from an unusual trash deposit found on the museum grounds during an earlier archaeological investigation. The pit was packed with ceramics dating from the late 18th to the early 1830s, the period when Prudence Crandall lived on the property and ran her historic academy for free Afro-American girls. The talk will be followed by "Excavation Station," a hands on-learning experience giving all ages the opportunity to become an amateur archaeologist. The program is included with admission to the museum.
The museum is located at 1 South Canterbury Road, at the junction of routes 14 and 169, in Canterbury. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and college students, $2 for children ages 6-17 and free for children under 6. For more information, call (860) 546-7800.
The Prudence Crandall Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is administered by the Commission on Culture & Tourism, a state agency, whose mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the state.
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
Historic Preservation & Museum Division
Prudence Crandall Museum
860-546-7800 x. 8