Millbrook's archaeology work at Moland House
What is archaeology? Archaeology is the study of human history through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains. Archaeology offers wonderful opportunities for people to become involved, whether it is an interest or a potential area for study or career. The Millbrook Society supports archaeology as a means to help protect, preserve and educate others about our rich local history!
Headquarters Farm, Warwick (Moland House)
The Moland House served as George Washington's Headquarters from August 10, 1777 to August 23, 1777. An estimated 11,000 troops were camped here and in the surrounding vicinity while waiting for reports as to the place where General Howe's Army would land to attack Philadelphia. It was here where the Marquis de Lafayette joined the American Continental Army and Washington met Count Casimir Pulaski for the first time. When the encampment ended with the knowledge of Howe's intentions, the army marched down to and through Philadelphia and then on to the Battle of Brandywine.
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we were able to complete the last unit on the south lawn after many years of excavation in that location. The famous "South Pile" was one area of focus. Click here to learn more about the South Pile and about some of the items we discovered! A big "THANK YOU" to everyone who participated this season's archaeological work and contributed to achieving many of our goals for 2016!
Moland House Archaeology 2017 Schedule
The 2017 season will begin August, and we are planning to explore areas that have high potential of revealing additional information about the history of the Moland House site. The archaeology dates below coincide with the Moland House open house dates. Archaeology activities run 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; the Moland House open house times are 1-4 p.m.
August 12 (screening activities for all as part of the Annual Reenactment at Moland House; rain date is August 19th)
(Sreening and digging activities are weather permitting)
If you want to experience the rich history of the Moland House and Bucks County in a special way, or just want to experience aspects of archaeology, consider joining the Millbrook Society and meeting at the Moland House with other members who share your same interests!
Please call Sybil Johnson at 267-316-8978 with any questions.
If you wish to participate in the full excavation, you must join The Millbrook Society and be properly trained. All members of the public are able to screen under the supervision of a Millbrook Member.
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- Evans-Mumbower Mill
- Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church
- The Speaker's House
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