Upcoming Lecture – Quincy Homestead Dig: A Window into the Past



The Dorothy Quincy Homestead and the Quincy Historical Society invite you to a presentation on the recent findings from an archaeological dig at the Homestead. On September 17 at 2 PM, John Kelly, Principal Investigator at the Public Archaeology Laboratory, will give an overview of what the archaeologists found under the original 1635 house site on the Homestead’s grounds.

The dig uncovered a range of artifacts from the Colonial period and later including household items such as ceramics, glass and items of personal adornment, and architectural materials including nails and building slate. Significantly, the survey also unearthed Native American tools pre-dating European contact. Further investigation is needed to better understand the Native American presence at the site.

The free program will take place at the Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams Street in Quincy and will be introduced by Carol Holliday of the Colonial Dames. Artifacts from the dig will be on display. The Quincy Homestead at 34 Butler Road will be open for tours prior to the talk from 11 am-1 pm. For more information, call the Massachusetts Colonial Dames at 617-742-3190 or email dames@nscdama.org.