New Washington County Archaeology Exhibit

PHOTO: CVB President Tom Riford and other community and municipal leaders cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Washington County Archaeology Exhibit.



New Washington County Archaeology Exhibit

(Hagerstown, MD): Tourism leaders, history lovers, and archaeologists came together in Hagerstown. A new exhibit of artifacts from three digs in Washington County is on display at the Visitor Welcome Center in Hagerstown.
The exhibit showcases items from a 19-century plantation near Cearfoss; a 2,000-year-old Native American tool-making site near Mount Aetna; and French and Indian War military activities at Fort Frederick.
The artifacts belong to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. The state agency got a nearly $28,000 federal grant last year to create pilot displays for Washington and St. Mary's counties. It plans to create similar displays for other jurisdictions.
The Washington County artifacts will be on view for 12 months at four different venues. In three months the display will move to the Newcomer House Exhibit and Visitor Center at Antietam.
The project was a collaborative effort with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Washington County Historical Society.