If yesterday's paper is today's trash, this news has already hardened into some form of sedimentary rock that your seventh grader is studying in geology:
In the Northwest Washington neighborhood of Palisades, best known for its annual Fourth of July parade and a restaurant owned by the writer and performer of the 1970s pop hit "Afternoon Delight," there's stuff under the ground that's really old, like maybe 12,000 years old. And now, to show off some of those items, a museum of ancient artifacts has opened. The Palisades Museum of Prehistory boasts a collection put together by Palisades resident Doug Dupin. There are glass bottles, bits of pottery, stone tools, and assorted other items.
You can get a free tour on Thursday afternoons from 4-6. It takes 15 minutes. Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can look at some of the stuff right here on Webly Webster's machine.
The museum got its start after a December meeting at which the neighborhood association and the National Park Service invited Palisades residents to come together with any cool stuff they might have dug up in their backyards. People came, there was some neat stuff, and now there's a little collection of the artifacts, though a lot of them haven't been seen again since that meeting.
Neighborhood museums--quick, set them up and visit them before the NIMBYs get on the case.
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