Items Found at Fort Necessity

Date:
1750s

Among the items found during excavations in 1953 included: (left to right in top row) a spear point, silver spoon and a pipe stem fragment, and (left to right in bottom row) a wine bottle fragment, tea pot lid, and ink well.

Burned Stockade Posts

Date:
1754

On July 4, 1754, victorious French troops pulled up most of Fort Necessity's white oak posts and piled them against what was left of the stockade. Then they lit it all on fire, Buried below ground, these post endds survived the blaze and were unearthed by archaeologist J.C. Harrington almost 200 years later.

Odawa Basket

This basket of black ash was woven by the Odawa Indians. Members of the tribe fought with the French at Fort Necessity.

Women March In 1912 Demanding The Right To Vote.

Date:
C. 1912
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0073
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
Library of Congress

Boston Abolitionists Hold A Rally Against Slavery In The Middle Of The Nineteenth Century

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0071
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
Boston Athenaeum

A Labor Rally For The Eight-hour Work Day In Chicago In May 1886 Turned Violent, And Seven People Died

Date:
C. 1886
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0072
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
<p>Library of Congress</p>

March On Washington

Date:
C. 1963

Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., African-Americans march on Washington in 1963 in a rally for jobs and freedom.

Location:
485 Fillmore Street Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0074
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
National Archives

Pro-choice And Pro-life Women Demonstrate In Front Of The Supreme Court In 1989.

Date:
C. 1989
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0075
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
New York Times Pictures

A Rally For The Environment In New York City In 1989.

Date:
C. 1989
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0076
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
New York Times Pictures

Sharps Model 1853

Date:
C. 1850s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0061
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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