Little pieces of history are dug up in a Monroe County organization's backyard.
The Monroe County Historical Association teamed up with students and faculty from Juaniata College Archaeology to uncover artifacts at the Stroud Mansion. Interest in the project sparked when rain storms would reveal glass shards in the ground. That's when they applied for a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to dig, clean, document and catalogue their findings. Members are very excited about everything they have found and learned about the area.
"They found the features to a summer kitchen which we don't have any evidence in the historical record of their being a summer kitchen here at the mansion. So, that discovery has already changed our interpretation of the site and what we tell our visitors," Amy Leiser, Executive Director, said.
Over the course of a three week dig over 27,000 artifacts were recovered.