Free Evening Lecture
Thurs. September 27, 2007 at 6:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Jed Levin, National Park Service archaeologist supervising the President's House Archaeological Excavation, offers his insights on this high-profile project at this free program. In the 1790s Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived and worked in a large house in Philadelphia. Washington brought nine enslaved Africans from his plantation in Virginia to that house during the years he resided there. Recent archaeological excavations conducted by the National Park Service and the City of Philadelphia have revealed new information about the site. Mr. Levin shares details of these new findings — and the wide-ranging public discussion these excavations have sparked.