"Forgotten No More" Available for Purchase
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This publication is primarily a coffee table book, highlighting sixty (60) of the best displays from the Hartwell Collection. The book also includes a Native Peoples Timeline, a short history of the Susquehannock people, information about the Hartwell family and their artifact collection sites, and even an “I Spy” challenge.
The Hartwell Collection (as it is known locally) includes thousands of stone artifacts that were collected by the Hartwell family in and around Hummelstown, Harrisburg and along the Susquehanna River and Swatara Creek at the turn of the last century. The vast majority of these objects were made and used by the Susquehannock (the indigenous tribe occupying the area for thousands of years) and their forebearers. Most of the best pieces (some dating back to 10,000 BC) were beautifully arranged by Hartwell family members in over 100 display trays and framed pieces now part of the Hummelstown Area Historical Society museum.
To provide a visual record of the artifacts and descriptions of what they had been used for, Bryce acquired the photographic equipment necessary to document, with high-resolution images, all of the Collection trays as well as samples of every artifact type that the Collection has to offer. He also did considerable research to identify the different types of artifacts and to make sure that artifact descriptions were valid. The Collection is large and the Hummelstown Area Historical Society has the space to display only a small portion. To allow more people to enjoy the beauty of these artifacts and to learn about the Native Peoples who made and used them, Bryce decided to publish this book.
Bryce has dedicated the book to the first peoples of the Susquehanna Valley, what they left behind, and the family that took the time to help us remember the beginning chapters of this area’s history. Proceeds from the sale of this book help support the Hummelstown Area Historical Society.
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About the Author:
Hummelstown native and Lower Dauphin graduate, Bryce Foster, spent the better part of a year (from Oct. 2020 – Sept. 2021) working with the Hummelstown Area Historical Society’s “Hartwell Collection”. He had known since childhood that the Historical Society had a collection of Native American artifacts, but he had no idea of the scope of the collection until he started his extensive research.