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Artifacts - Structures/Architectural elements

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Barge Board
1699
This rare example of late 17th-century architectural trim ran along the gable end of John Sheldon's house in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Church Bell
circa 1700
This Kahnawake church bell is associated by Kanienkehaka oral tradition with the 1704 raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Sheldon House Door
1699
This fortified door is not only a rare surviving example of a 17th-century door but also has come to symbolize the conflict between the early settlers of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the French and Native Americans.
Wigwam
Modern Replica
"Wigwam" was a term coined very early by English settlers to describe these Indian dwellings.
Window Frame
circa 1699
This window frame came from the John Sheldon home in Deerfield, Massachusetts, before it was torn down in 1848.

 

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