Hidden Beneath Our Feet: Working Archaeology on Governors Island

through September 25
Nolan Park

Many archaeological findings on Governors Island are thanks to infrastructure improvements. It’s not archaeology vs. development, it’s archaeology because of development. Archaeologists use artifacts to tell the stories of the people who used them and their everyday life. It’s the history that’s not in history books. These artifacts found on Governors Island tell several stories. On display, we have the Native American presence and the Military presence (including family life).

This project was supported by a grant from The New York Council for the Humanities.


Linda Stone and Jenna Coplin


Monday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier