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New Art Exhibit on Display in Welcome Center Gallery

01/24/2011


Beginning on Monday, January 24, St. John Fisher College will host an art exhibit in the Gallery at the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center titled, “Unearth the Past: A St. John Fisher College Archeology Exhibit.” The exhibit will run through March 11, and is free and open to the public.

For many years, Fisher’s Anthropology Department has provided its students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in archaeology sites in the greater Rochester and Genesee Valley region. One site is located outside of Hemlock, New York, and is the remains of a late 19th to early 20th century village called Dixon Hollow. The other is in Mt. Morris, New York, on the grounds of the General Mills Mansion, a landmark site on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Since 2003, Fisher students have spent part of their summers (and time during fall and spring semesters) surveying, excavating, sifting, cleaning, analyzing, searching for historical records, and displaying material remains from these two sites. They have worked with local homeowners, historical associations, middle and high school students, and the city of Rochester on these projects. Some of their work, along with artifacts from both sites, are displayed in the exhibit.

Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Calista Amering at camering@sjfc.edu or 585-385-7322.


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