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Closet Archaeology Opening at The City Reliquary
June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $5
In winter 2015 in the Children’s Workshop School in the East Village, a Manhattan fourth grader peered into the dusty crevices beneath his classroom closet floorboards. He wondered what treasures might have fallen there in the 104 years since the building was constructed. His classmates joined him in poking under the boards.
Through this “closet archaeology,” the students excavated an accidental time capsule built by the students who had also once sat in their classroom. They have even connected with some of the former students, now adults, who remember losing these items.
The City Reliquary proudly presents the first formal exhibition of Closet Archaeology. The Opening Reception on Saturday, June 3, at 2 PM will include presentations from some of the junior archaeologists from the Children’s Workshop School as well as professional collectors and anthropologists:
* Miriam Sicherman, Schoolteacher & Closet Archaeology Director
* Bobby Scotto & Dinah Landsman, Closet Archaeology Student-Founders
* Robin Nagle, Anthropologist-In-Residence, NYC Dept. of Sanitation
* Peter Sugar, Co-President, Flushing Coin Club
Beverages available by suggested donation, with beer courtesy of The Brooklyn Brewery.