Potty Talk: Tales from a 19th Century Privy - New-York Historical Society



Date: 11/12/11
Hours: 11:30am-12:30pm
Ages: All
Price: Museum admission: $15; $12 teachers and seniors; $10 students; $5 children 7-13; free children younger than 7
Address:
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
Upper West Side, NY 10024
www.nyhistory.org

Description: Join urban archaeologist Joan Geismar for a hands-on look at the contents of the backyard privy pit of the early 19th century James Brown Inn on Spring Street (now called the Ear Inn). Broken plates, cups and bottles, oyster shells, and shoe leather are just some of the clues to how people lived in the past. Learn how an archaeologist "reads" these broken pieces of the past.