Archaeology day at Van Schaick Mansion

Van Schaick Mansion in Cohoes credit Ted Fischer via Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0

State Museum archaeologists will be at the Van Schaick Mansion this Saturday demonstrating, and talking about, their work there literally digging up the past. Blurbage:

In the fall of 2016, the State Museum began an archaeological survey of the Van Schaick Mansion in order to locate remnants of buildings and landscape features that no longer exist. Excavations at the Mansion uncovered artifacts dating to the nineteenth century that provide clues about the lives of the Van Schaick family and the many unidentified enslaved African Americans who maintained the property grounds. Completed archaeological excavations will be open, artifacts will be on display, and archaeologists will be available to discuss their findings.

The archaeology event is Saturday, May 19 from 11 am-2 pm. It's free.

The 280some-year-old Van Schaick Mansion is on Van Schaick Island in Cohoes. And it's just south of Peebles Island State Park -- which is beautiful spot and well worth a visit for walk.

photo: Ted Fischer via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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