Artifacts Discovered at Garrison Park

Nov. 7, 2018

It wasn’t your typical day in the park. On Sunday, 31 artifacts were unearthed in Williamsville’s Garrison Park that could have been in the ground for more than 200 years.

After reading through local history, David Sherman, managing editor of Bee Group Newspapers and Amherst town historian, noticed that there wasn’t a lot of information about the encampment and hospital that existed on the site in the early 1800s.

“There just seemed to be this gap in local history that needed some attention,” he said, adding that his interest in this piece of history started six years ago.
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