Monday, October 10, 2016

Digging Into 300 Years of History at Mouns Jones

The buildings on the Mouns Jones plantation are the oldest in Berks County.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pennsylvania Society for Archaeology,

The John Shrader Chapter 21 of the Pennsylvania Society for Archaeology invites the public to a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15 of International Archaeology Day at the Mouns Jones House on Old Philadelphia Pike.

It coincides with the 300th Anniversary Celebration of the Mouns Jones House.

The program will feature live excavations at the Mouns Jones House along with talks and walks. The talks will illustrate the influences of the colonizing Swedes and Leni Lenape indigenous peoples.

The free program will begin at 10 a.m.

The John Shrader Chapter 21 of the PSA is working in partnership with the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County in the investigation of the Mouns Jones property, the oldest standing building in Berks County.

This year marks the fifth year of the totally volunteer project. Montgomery County Community College archaeology program is also assisting with the work.

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