Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Hosted by Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein, Dr. Christopher Fennel and National Park Service Tara Petit, project manager, National Park Service Denver Service Center, participated in a discussion evaluating the significance of New Philadelphia and the special resource study conducted at the site.  The special resource study, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, […]

Illinois Archaeology Survey 2016 Public Service Award Honors NPA Commitment to New Philadelphia

The Illinois Archaeology Survey honored the New Philadelphia Association with the organization’s 2016 Public Service Award noting, “For over two decades, the NPA has worked relentlessly, and with outstanding results, to ensure the integrity of this 42-ace site and to promote research, conservation and commemoration of its archaeological and heritage resources.”  Dr. Christopher Fennell, associate […]

New Philadelphia mentioned in Broken Chains and Subverted Plans

Dr. Chis Fennell published a new book entitled, Broken Chains and Subverted Plans,” which discusses New Philadelphia.

National Park Service conducting special resource study

The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a special resource study of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois. The purpose of the study, as directed by Congress, is to evaluate the national significance of the site, and the suitability and feasibility of adding it to the national park system. In addition, […]

Smithsonian Institution Folklife Festival July 2016

NPA will participate in the Smithsonian Institution Folklife Festival July 2016. Visitors will have a chance to learn more about McWorter(a freedman who settled in New Philadelphia) and his family family with the New Philadelphia Association at the 2016 Folklife Festival’s On the Move: Migration and Immigration Today tent on July 9 at noon.

New Philadelphia featured on “Indiana Jones Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology”

Dr. Fennell, a co-director of the New Philadelphia archaeology project, participated in a discussion with National Park Service representatives Tom Gibney and Tara Pettit, leaders of the recent special resources study of the site. Dr, Fennell explained that at New Philadelphia state-of-the-art technology, such as Lidar and thermal analysis complimented traditional archaeological excavation methods to […]

New Philadelphia in Springfield Regional African American History Museum

New Philadelphia participated in an exhibit at the Springfield Regional African American History Museum of Springfield, Illinois February 2017.

45th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology

This is the national (and international) professional conference for historical archaeology sponsored by the Society for Historical Archaeology. Approximately 1,300 people were registered, for 100 symposia, forum/panels, general sessions, and poster sessions over four days. The New Philadelphia Archaeological Project was well represented. In addition to the New Philadelphia session on Friday afternoon, January 6th, […]