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An abundance of local history

The I95 Archaeology Center and nonprofit Penn Treaty Museum, both located at 900 E. Columbia Ave., across from Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown, offer more than 8,000 years of local history.

Artifacts recovered in conjunction with the I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange Improvement Project reveal how daily life and industrialization evolved along the Delaware River in the historic communities of Port Richmond, Kensington-Fishtown, Northern Liberties and Old City.

The Penn Treaty Museum collection and archaeological Native American objects document the past and present significance of the indigenous use of this land and interactions with early colonists.

The center and museum, which was founded in 2007, are open most Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and for special events. Admission is free for the public. Groups may be accommodated by appointment.

The center and museum will also be open for Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details, call 215-982-2792 or visit DiggingI95.com.

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