As part of AECOM and PennDot’s goal of making the results of the I-95 historical research and archaeological excavations accessible to the public, the cultural resources team from our office in Burlington, New Jersey, will be participating in several events this spring. These events, held in the city of Philadelphia and the greater Philadelphia region, are a way of displaying to the public some of the more interesting artifacts and the results of recent research into the area’s history. The public is encouraged to interact with our teams and ask questions.
On Wednesday, May 3rd, the Archaeological Society of New Jersey’s Gloucester County Chapter will hold its 20th Annual Artifact Show at the West Deptford Public Library, 420 Crow Point Road, Thorofare, New Jersey. Archaeologists from AECOM will be displaying some of the artifacts from the I-95 Improvement Project and will be available to answer questions. This event is free and open to the public.
On Sunday, May 7th, AECOM archaeologists will be participating in the Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival. This annual event is held on the grounds of the Iron Hill Museum, located at 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware. The theme for this family-friendly event is “Tools of the Trade”.
On Saturday, May 20th, the Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History will present the Northeast Philadelphia History Fair 2017 at Holy Family University. Historians from AECOM will be in attendance and available to answer questions about the area’s history and discuss the research the company has done in Philadelphia for the I-95 Improvement Project.
On Saturday, May 20th, the Philadelphia Credit Union Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival will be held on Trenton Avenue between Norris and Dauphin Streets. AECOM will have a display of artifacts along with a team of experts ready to answer questions and discuss the latest findings from the I-95 project. This unique celebration has turned into a Kensington must-attend event.