AmRev360: Accidental Archaeology with Matt and Melissa DunphyJanuary 5, 2022
When Matt and Melissa Dunphy bought an old building in the northern end of the Museum’s Old City neighborhood in Philadelphia in the mid-2010s, they had dreams of renovating the space into a multi-disciplinary theater. Little did they know at the time that now half a decade later they would be digging well below the building’s basement floor, not to stabilize a fragile foundation but to unearth centuries of Philadelphia history long buried in a privy pit.
In this episode of AmRev360, Matt and Melissa join Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson to discuss how they stumbled into amateur archaeology, what artifacts they’ve unearthed, and what they’ve learned along the way.
Behind the Scenes
AmRev360 features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles between Stephenson and a broad slate of dynamic guests, including authors, actors, community leaders, and more.