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I-95 Archeology Center Tour
Thursday, April 21, 2022
*Image courtesy of the I-95 Archelogy Center website.
SWEP Greater Philadelphia will host an in-person tour of the I-95 Archaeology Center in Philadelphia!
The I-95 Archaeology Center is the temporary working laboratory and public outreach venue for AECOM’s ongoing I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange Improvement Project. The project area extends for three contiguous miles through the ancestral lands of the Lenape (Delaware) people, later settled largely by immigrants who brought diverse cultures to the growing industrial Delaware Riverfront. Interpretive artifact exhibits at the Center explore change over time through the material culture of everyday life, the archaeology of local industries and their products, and more. The Penn Treaty Museum galleries, housed in the same building, highlight the history of the Treaty of Friendship between William Penn and Lenape leaders in 1682.
Visit https://diggingi95.com/ for more information.
Explore before you come: Check out more on the I-95 project and cultural artifacts found in Philadelphia's neighborhoods along the I-95 coordoor: https://diggingi95.com/explore-all-sites/
Contact Becky Buchanan, SWEP Greater Philadelphia Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Attendance at in-person events is at the attendees’ own discretion and risk. SWEP will require COVID-19 policies based federal, state or local authority guidelines in place at the time of the event date. Even when not required by the venue, vaccination and masking are recommended. This venue is currently requiring masks and proof of vaccination.
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