Unearthing History with Stephen Warfel
Join the Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library as they open their 2013—2014 Cultural Series in Foundation Hall on Sunday, October 13, from 3:00—4:00 PM with Stephen Warfel presenting “Unearthing History: The Archaeological Discovery of a French and Indian War Fort in Shippensburg”.
For over a century the location of Fort Morris, a French and Indian War Fort located in Shippensburg, PA, was disputed by citizens and local historians. Those attending the program will learn how a recent archaeological investigation, new documentary research, and geographic analysis were used to discover an important piece of town’s heritage.
Speaker, Stephen G. Warfel, is a professional archaeologist who recently retired as the Senior Curator of Archaeology from The State Museum of Pennsylvania. In his “semi-retirement”, Warfel has been contacted by numerous historical organizations, such as the Shippensburg Historical Society, to undertake archaeological investigations.
Warfel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College (1971) and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Brown University (1980). He is a past president of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology and has worked on Commonwealth prehistoric and historic period sites for the past 44 years.
Cultural Programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact the library circulation desk at 774-7820 for further information. No registration needed.