Learn how to discover pieces of the past with a metal detector

— Photo by Dan Driscoll

Metal-detector mavens: Rob Wolfe, left, and Tony Torrisi want you to visit the Saddlemire Homestead Museum to see their display of historic toys, coins, bells, and more — treasures they found using metal detectors around historic homes in Knox and neighboring towns.  They will show how to use a metal detector at the museum on Saturday, June 21, between 2 and 4 p.m.

You won’t believe all the historic treasures you can find using metal detectors.  Tony Torrisi and Rob Wolfe will show how to use metal detectors to find those treasures. They’ll demonstrate at the Saddlemire Homestead Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21.

Their display includes many of the coins, toys, bells, jewelry, and more that they have found near historic homes in and around Knox.  Some of their finds are mysteries that you can handle to try to guess what they are.

One of the things they found is a very old gold Berne-Knox class ring.  The ring had initials engraved in it, so they were able to contact the owner to return the ring.

They also found a number of sleigh bells; some they were able to identify as being made at Barton’s foundry in Cairo.  Some of the coins they found date back to the early 1800s.
The Saddlemire Homestead Museum is on Route 156, next to the Knoxfirehouse, in the hamlet of Knox.  Don’t miss this fun event sponsored by the Knox Historical Society.  Refreshments will be served.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.  For more information contact Jane McLean by phone at 872-2082 or by e-mail at jbmclean@aol.com.

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