Metal Detecting Enthusiasts Dave Wise and Todd Hiltz

09/13/2019 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments.
Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.

Please join us for this program by Dave Wise, who has been metal detecting for over 30 years, and his associate, Todd Hiltz, sharing their experiences discovering relics from as early as the 1600s, the 1st Period of New England colonization. Both men are members of Awesome Relics New England, an organization of metal detecting aficionados based in Brooklyn, Connecticut.

We will see military items from the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War; George Washington inauguration buttons from 1789; a variety of other buttons; colonial-era shoe buckles; and antique coins. A number of these finds have been featured in national magazines.

For more about Awesome Relics New England, see and visit their interactive display booth at the upcoming Brooklyn Fair.

You’re Invited!
Canterbury Historical Society monthly programs are free and the public is warmly invited. Bring a friend, stay for complimentary refreshments, mingle, and get to know us a little. We will do our best to make you feel welcome. The business session, which begins at 7:00, rarely lasts more than half an hour. If you want to skip it and just come for the program, plan to arrive about 7:30.

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