NPA achieves 1000 books sold!

For more than two years we have been selling our book about New Philadelphia, and it’s a milestone to have sold 1000 copies.  Thanks to Books on the Square for selling it online, and thanks to Marynel and Jerry Corton who get it out in Pike County.  Get yours today!          

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, […]