Before and Below I-95 – a night of history and archaeology

The artifacts dug up in the areas where I-95’s Girard Avenue exchange is being improved and expanded help tell the stories of ancient Native American settlements, the lives of Colonial Philadelphians and streams that now run below city streets.

The public is invited to see many of these artifacts and hear the tales they tell from archaeologists and historians working on the project at a Wednesday night event. Attendees will also learn about The Cramp Shipyard building, a local landmark that will be torn down to make way for the new interchange.

“Before & Below I-95: Archaeological and Historical Discoveries” will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, located at Trenton Avenue and East Cumberland Street in Philadelphia.

Some of the history will also be detailed through maps, photos and videos. Light refreshments will be served. The event, sponsored by the Central Delaware Advocacy Group,  is free.

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