300 Years of German Palatine History
For the first of three small exhibits in Germantown, New York, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the community's
cornerstone, a group of some 1500 Palatine Germans, 4274 designed and built an exhibit interpreting the
archaeological investigation of an 18th-century Palatine parsonage. The process of archaeological investigation,
as well as the specifics of the find, are interpreted. The exhibit was produced on a dirt cheap budget, and dirt, or,
rather, soils corresponding to the different strata that artifacts were discovered in, were used for the natural "mounting"
of artifacts in wood boxes evoking the test units dug by archaeologist Dr. Christopher Lindner.