March 9, 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mennonite Life Community Room



Mennonite Life hosts Dr. Timothy Trussell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, director of the Millersville University Archaeology Program, and co-director of the MU Atlantic World Center will speak about recent archaeological discoveries at the 1719 Museum.

Trussell conducted field schools for students in the fall of 2020 and 2021. One objective was to find evidence of the original 1711 log home the Herr family built for shelter before the existing stone house was completed in 1719.

Learn about artifacts the students uncovered, including pottery, glassware, Indigenous projectile points, and what they add to our understanding.

The 1719 Museum benefits from research programs such as this one by the Atlantic World Center of Millersville University. Up-to-date research results improve the interpretation of the property and the people who lived on the historic site. Using archaeology as a research tool has been a tradition on the property since the museum’s inception.


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    Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Did You Know?

The sandstone used for the Herr House was quarried on-site.

Christian Herr was a prominent leader in the 18th century Mennonite Community. Years after his death Lancaster Mennonites were still referred to as the Christian Herr Party.

Indigenous Peoples taught the Herr family and other Mennonites how to hunt game, clear heavily forested land, and how to identify native plants.