Archaeological Festival at Iron Hill May 4, 2014

The Iron Hill Museum

The Iron Hill Museum

Press Release from the Iron Hill Museum

The Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Museum cordially invite one and all to come to our annual Archaeology Festival, to be held on Sunday May 4th at noon at the Iron Hill Museum in Newark, Delaware.

We will once again have an array of exhibits and demonstrations explaining the history of the area, including Iron Hill itself as well as the people who have lived here over the past few thousand years, from the pre-contact tribes and Lenne Lenape, to the first European settlers, American Revolution, and all the way into the 20th century with Iron Hill School 112C built by Pierre S. DuPont.

Activities and demonstrations this year include:

-An active archaeological dig on site, where visitors can help professional archaeologists sift through soil to look for artifacts,
-A blacksmith, showing how colonial settlers would have made their tools and other metal implements,
-A brewer, demonstrating the techniques that were used to make beer, a staple of the American diet, during the colonial era,
-A living history demonstration,
-An archery range, where visitors can test their skill with a bow and arrow,
-A scavenger hunt for kids to prove themselves worthy of the title “Junior Archaeologist,”
-Pit cooking demonstrations,
-Heritage sheep and fiber arts demonstrations,
-Local Native American groups,
-Local government and community group representatives,
-Face painting,
-And more!

The festival is from noon until 4:30, rain or shine, and tickets are $4 per person. All Scouts in uniform (boys and girls) and children under 4 get in free. The Museum will be open for visitors, and entry is included with the cost of admission to the festival. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to volunteer, please call the Museum at (302)368-5703. We hope to see you there!


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3 Responses to Archaeological Festival at Iron Hill May 4, 2014

  1. Wanted to extend an invitation to this years festival with you. The theme for this year is 1777. The 1st Delaware Regiment will be showcased on the lawn with their encampment, John Dickinson Plantation will be there with kids era games, and Ridley Creek State Park will be bringing their heritage sheep.

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