Monday, July 25, 2016

Artifacts Show-n-Learn at the Tulpehaking Nature Center August 13, 2016

Hamilton, NJ- Have you found something unique in your backyard? Do you collect artifacts? Do you want to learn more about them? You are invited to bring your finds to the Artifacts Show-n-Learn at the Tulpehaking Nature Center on Saturday, August 13th from 1-4 p.m. Archaeologists will be on hand to look at your artifacts and collections and help you identify them.

The Tulpehaking Nature Center and the Archaeological Society of New Jersey have teamed up for this focus on the archaeology of the area. The nature center is part of the unique and special Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark located right here where numerous significant Native American and historic archaeological sites have been identified along the Delaware River and tributaries since the 1800s.

To kick off the event, noted archaeologists (Dr. R. Michael Stewart, Dr. Greg Lattanzi, and Jim Lee) who have excavated and studied sites around the Landmark and the nature center will talk about local excavations and why our region is so special. Artifacts from the archaeological excavations conducted at the nature center, Point Breeze, and other nearby sites will also be on display.

The Archaeological Society of New Jersey (ASNJ) is a statewide organization founded in 1931 to promote and encourage the study of New Jersey’s fascinating historic and prehistoric archaeology. The ASNJ supports preservation of important archaeological sites and artifacts, provides grants for researchers and students, and creates a forum for good archaeology through our meeting programs and publications.

The rest of the afternoon, archaeologists will be on hand to look at collections that visitors bring in for identification. Identification is for educational and informational purposes only. No monetary valuations or appraisals will be done.

This program is free. Pre-registration is requested. Please call 609-888-3218 or email natureprograms@mercercounty.org.


The Tulpehaking Nature Center provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore the cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands. Owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission, the Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton and is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information about the nature center, programs and schedule of events, go to www.mercercountyparks.org.