History after Hours: Trash Talk Archaeology

July 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

$10 for non-members | Free for Members 

Hear from conservation experts about our site’s 18th-century origins and what we found buried during 21st-century archaeological excavations. Throughout the evening, enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations at an archeology conservation station. 

History After Hours features extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent. Happy Hour in the Cross Keys cafe will feature drink specials. 

Revolution Place Exploration
5:30 pm

Meet at the Front Desk for a 20-minute exploration of treasures from privy pits displayed in Revolution Place.

"Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology: The Museum of the American Revolution Site and Beyond"
Lenfest-Myer Theater
6:30 pm 

Enjoy a presentation by urban archaeologist, Dr. Rebecca Yamin. The archaeological excavation of the site where the Museum of the American Revolution now stands recovered nearly 85,000 artifacts.  The artifacts were left by people who lived and worked on the site from the late seventeenth century up to the middle of the twentieth century. This lecture will focus on artifacts dating to the eighteenth century and the stories we can tell about the people whose possessions they once were.

Dr. Rebeca Yamin has been doing urban archaeology in Philadelphia for the last twenty years.  Besides the Museum of the American Revolution site, her largest projects include excavations on the sites of the Independence Visitor Center and Liberty Bell Center on Independence Mall and the Convention Center expansion site at Broad and Arch Streets. She is the author of Digging in the City of Brotherly Love, Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology, published in 2008, and Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the American Revolution, A Tale of Two Taverns and the Growth of Philadelphia, now in production.