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Centuries of history dug up in a year
With all the development that has occurred in Philadelphia, archaeologists thought it unlikely they would ever find significant remnants of early Native American cultures.
Those artifacts would have been deeply buried, carted away, or crushed.
But not long ago, along I-95 in North Philadelphia, they uncovered tobacco pipes, arrowheads, pottery, and other Native American artifacts dating back 3,000 years.
Near Mount Holly, they have begun to unearth portions of the African American community of Timbuctoo, founded in the 1820s and a station on the Underground Railroad.
Many of the thousands of artifacts collected so far elicit memories - and rich stories - from descendants of the original residents. Read more.
Exhibit: "Three Visions" at Home Fine Art (Mount Holly), May 2011
Vickie Mathas, a featured artist at Home Fine Art Gallery in Mount Holly (profiled a few weeks ago), shared some information about an upcoming exhibit featuring her work at the Gallery. If you are around Burlington County in May, I’d definitely recommend you pay a visit to “Three Visions;” the exhibit seems like a cool concept featuring three unique local artists:
Description: Three friends collaborate together with three visions on common themes in expressive mediums.
Featuring: Vickie Mathas- fiber art, Paul Mathas- Photography, Carol Nagao- colored pencil painting
Exhibition Dates: May 3 to 30 with a reception on May 14 from 6-8 Come and meet the artists.
Reception: May 14 from 6pm-8pm. Come meet the artists!
Home Fine Art Gallery on the web: http://www.homefineart.org/
Example of Vickie Mathas’s fiber art.