Sunday, March 18, 2012

Waverly, NY: Outsider Art and a Trove of Arrowheads

If you're ever near the town of Waverly, NY, which is right off of Highway 17, you have to take 5 minutes to duck into this shop, the Broad Street Exchange, not to shop, but to check out the owner's amazing sculptures he does with found toys and jewelry.
Just down the street is a archaelogical center called Susquehanna River Archaelogical Center of Native Indian Studies, where you'll see a huge amount of arrowheads and finds, mostly curated from the local, amateur archaeologists' collections. This area contained a large community of native American Indians, and the amount of historical finds they are still turning up is astounding.