The museum’s growing collection of archaeologically excavated artifacts, and the occasional surface-find, numbers over 1,000 items, from refined earthenware ceramics and architectural hardware to agricultural implements and faunal remains. Objects from just a decade of excavation provide a rich assemblage of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century material culture for archaeologists, historians, educators, and the general public to explore.
These are some of the significant collections and themes within the archaeological collections.
- Native American Occupation
- Francis Lowndes and the 18th Century
- 19th-century Peter Family
- 20th-century Peter Family
- The Material Culture of Slavery and Servitude
- Zooarchaeological & Archaeobotanical Collections