Conrail Site Open House
Come Join Us at the Conrail Site Open House
on Sunday, July 22, 2012, from 10am to 4pm
Fun - Educational - Hands on
Volunteers are welcome to participate in an
archaeological dig.

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Frances Dorrance Newsletter February 2012
Thomas Rutter and the Founding of the Pennsylvania Iron Industry to be presented at February Meeting

The February meeting of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will beheld February 28th at 7:00 PM at The Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St., Duryea Pa.  Our featured speaker will be Dan Graham.

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Frances Dorrance Newsletter January 2012
Dominic Keating to Make a Presentation on the Early Tobacco Industry

Tobacco and the settlement of the New World go hand in hand.  All students of American history are familiar with the role played by Sir Walter Raleigh and tobacco in encouraging the colonization of North America.  As the settlers learned the art of growing this plant from the native  population it quickly became the major cash crop of the English colonies. 

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Frances Dorrance Newsletter | November 2011

 James Herbstritt to Speak

     The November meeting of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania

Archaeology will be held on November the 29th at 7:00 PM at the Duryea Municipal

Building. Members and the general public are invited to attend.

The speaker at this months meeting will be James Herbstritt, Historic Preservation

Specialist from the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Mr. Herbstritt’s talk will be on the late

woodlands period in the Susquehanna Valley. Earlier this month he presented this same

talk at the 2011 Annual Workshops in Archaeology Program at the State Museum of Pennsylvania

. This is a great opportunity for those who were unable to attend the workshop to

hear one of it’s featured presentations.


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