Privy digging events to be held at UCHS in Lewisburg

Apr. 2—LEWISBURG — The Union County Historical Society will be hosting a series of events involving privy digging throughout April.

Master ceramicist Robert E. Lee III will discuss the treasures and stories he's amassed while excavating abandoned privies. It will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gallery, 15 N. Water St., Lewisburg.

On display will be an extensive collection of vintage glass bottles and pottery discovered by Lee during excavations, or digs, in Central Pennsylvania. Admission to the talk and exhibit is $3.

The collection will continue to be on display on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.—April 13, 20, and 27—in The Gallery. Admissions to the exhibit is $3.

The talk and exhibit will serve as an introduction to an actual dig in the Gallery Courtyard at 1 p.m. April 27 and 28. Admission to the What Treasures Lie Beneath Our Feet! dig is $3.

Lee will conduct a dig in Gallery Courtyard. Lee will hand-dig in the courtyard behind the Market and North Water streets buildings, the site of an early cemetery and likely early trash pit or privy.

For more information, contact the historical society at 570-524-8666 or