His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety to host ar­ti­fact ex­hibit

Dorchester Star - - NEWS -

CAM­BRIDGE — The Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, in co­op­er­a­tion with the South Dorch­ester Folk Mu­seum, will sup­port the Mid Shore Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Club in host­ing its an­nual ar­ti­fact ex­hibit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Sept. 29.

The ar­ti­facts in the ex­hibit were found in lower Dorch­ester County on lands that no longer ex­ist due to mas­sive ero­sion.

Dorch­ester has lost more shore­line than any other county in Mary­land. The ex­hibitors and their fam­i­lies have been sal­vaging these an­cient ar­ti­facts for gen­er­a­tions by search­ing the shore­lines and col­lect­ing the rem­nants of this im­por­tant part of Dorch­ester her­itage.

The only ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ev­i­dence that re­mains to be seen and stud­ied from these past camp­sites are in these col­lec­tions. Dis­plays will range from Smith Is­land north up the Bay to Til­gh­man Is­land, in­clud­ing El­liott, Hoop­ers and Tay­lors is­lands.

This fam­ily-friendly event also will in­clude ar­ti­fact iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for those who have that need, and there will be a silent auc­tion.

En­trance to the event is $3 for at­ten­dees over 12 years old.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 410-2287953 or email dchs@ver­i­zon.net.

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