Archaeological Finds At New Amsterdam Market
A NINETEENTH CENTURY DINNER SETTING
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS AT NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET
Sunday, November 13, 11am – 5pm
South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip
The recent street reconstructions all around the East River Market District have resulted in some very exciting finds that will be placed on view at the market on November 13. Chrysalis Archaeologists (led by HDC Adviser Alyssa Loorya) will set a table with plates, platters, teacups, and other artifacts that belonged to family of Dutch New Yorkers. Their property stood in the vicinity of what is now 40 Fulton Street (near Pearl Street), before Fulton Street was cut through this area in 1825 to connecct the city more directly with the new Fulton Ferry steamship service. The finds include tableware imported from England and from China as well as pieces made in New York City, many of them nearly intact. Chrysalis will also exhibit ink bottles found near Ryders Alley, site of an early 19th century print shop, and wooden water pipe sections from the first Croton Aqueduct. This exhibit is being sponsored by the NYC Department of Design & Construction, who are overseeing the Fulton Street project and have been incredibly responsive and supportive of these historical finds.
And while you’re there, check out Pickle Fest!