Monthly Meetings

Next Event:

The Children of Spring Street:

The Bioarchaeology of Childhood in a 19th Century Abolitionist Congregation

Thursday January 30, 2020 at 6 PM at the Palm Beach County Library : 3650 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach 33406

In this talk Dr. Ellis will introduce the Spring Street Presbyterian Church, a 19th century abolitionist church in lower Manhattan.  In the winter of 2006/2007, construction at the corner of Spring and Varick Streets accidentally unearthed four burial vaults associated with the church.  Some 200 individuals emerged, and offer an unprecedented look at life in early urban New York City. Specifically, Dr. Ellis will discuss the subadult (children’s) remains from the collection, and how studying the bodies of the youngest non-surviving members of the congregation can teach us about what it was like to be a child growing up in this time.

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Internship Opportunity

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Historic Preservation/ Archaeology

Christian Davenport, M.A., RPA

Historic Preservation Officer and Archaeologist

Archaeology is responsible for identifying, protecting, and promoting cultural resources (archaeological and historic structures), throughout unincorporated Palm Beach County. These goals are achieved through the formulation and administration of the County’s historic preservation ordinances. This Section of the County’s Planning Division coordinates and, advises local governments and other organizations regarding cultural resource management (CRM) issues. Chris Davenport is also the staff liaison to the County’s Historic Resource Review Board (HRRB). This Section has an education component consisting of public outreach events and an internship program. Find out more about Palm Beach County’s Archaeology Section through the links below.

Palm Beach County Archaeology, Planning Division Website