Millbrook's Archaeology Work at Moland House
What is archaeology? Archaeology is the study of human history through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains. Archaeology offers wonderful opportunities for people to become involved, whether it is an interest or a potential area for study or career. The Millbrook Society supports archaeology as a means to help protect, preserve and educate others about our rich local history!
Headquarters Farm, Warwick (Moland House)
The Moland House served as George Washington's Headquarters from August 10, 1777 to August 23, 1777. An estimated 11,000 troops were camped here and in the surrounding vicinity while waiting for reports as to the place where General Howe's Army would land to attack Philadelphia. It was here where the Marquis de Lafayette joined the American Continental Army and Washington met Count Casimir Pulaski for the first time. When the encampment ended with the knowledge of Howe's intentions, the army marched down to and through Philadelphia and then on to the Battle of Brandywine.
Millbrook's Archaeology 2019 Schedule
Location: Moland House (York Road in Warwick Township)
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (coonciding with the Moland house open house tours/activities...including open hearth cooking demonstration!
Activity: The primary activity is to complete the screening of what we call "the South Pile." We may also work on cleaning artifacts if time permits. WEATHER PERMITTING.
SEPTEMBER 8TH (THIS SUNDAY)
OCTOBER 13TH: Celebrate Archaeology Month in PA! Artifact screening, see display of featured artifacts, learn the tools of the trade!
2018 Archaeology Recap:
October was Archaeology Month in PA! Click here to see how Millbrook celebrated at the Moland House on October 14th!
The Historic Moland House, York Road, Hartsville PA: Click here to learn more about the South Pile and about some of the items we discovered!
Are you interested in getting your hands dirty! Join our archaeology team!
If you want to experience the rich history of the Moland House and Bucks County in a special way, or just want to experience aspects of archaeology, consider joining The Millbrook Society and meeting at the Moland House with other members who share your same interests! If you wish to participate in the full excavation, you must join The Millbrook Society and be properly trained. All members of the public are able to screen under the supervision of a Millbrook Member. Screening and digging activities are weather permitting and dates are subject to change. Please call Sybil Johnson at 267-316-8978 with any questions.
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