The September meeting of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will feature a presentation by Carol Dunn, president of the Wayne County Historical Society, who will speak on the Daniels farm house and Lock 31 of the old D&H Canal, located between Honesdale and Hawley in Wayne County’s Canal Park.
The meeting, which is free to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. The meeting should last approximately two hours.
Members of the chapter were involved in the archaeological survey of Canal Park and have been conducting a demonstration dig at the Canal Days Festival in Wayne County for several summers. Archaeologists discovered the canal bed and lock system in surprisingly good shape. There also are other aspects of the site which cover the span from prehistory to the post canal period. Located along the Lackawaxen River the canal served to bring coal out of the anthracite region and was instrumental in bringing in some of the many immigrants who came to the area for work.
The presentation will include a short slide show and artifacts which have turned up during the park development.