Talk set on collecting Indian artifacts
CAMBRIDGE — Terry Crannell, the curator of the Dorchester County Historical Society’s collection of Native American artifacts, most of which were found by several collectors in Dorchester County, will present “Romancing the Stone: Collecting Indian Artifacts — Then and Now,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Robbins Heritage Center at the Dorchester County Historical Society.
Crannell will discuss his more than 55 years of searching fields, creeks and shorelines for arrowheads, fossils and colonial artifacts. He will talk about his adventures in Dorchester County, some of the items he has found and the people that freely gave him access to the many resources of his passion.
He will present a PowerPoint presentation, showing the Chesapeake landscape and its changes during his lifetime, including changes in farming and erosion protection practices, which have made it difficult to continue collecting as he and others experienced it in the past. He also will show a short virtual clip of an arrowhead hunt in the field and on the shoreline.
The South Dorchester Folk Museum, in cooperation with the Dorchester County Historical Society, presents this free program in its lecture series about local history. For more information about the this program or the museum, contact John Neild at 410-228-6175 or email Lynne Mills at sdhs1967@com cast.net.