Our club was offered the opportunity recently to make a multimedia presentation on metal detecting at the New Providence (NJ) Library. Pete Schichtel and Paul Havemann brought a great collection of recovered artifacts including coins, tokens, Colonial belt/shoe buckles, Native American artifacts, and more. Included was a variety of bottles and other relics recovered from the Mandeville Inn midden dig conducted in 2021.
Our goals in doing such presentations are twofold: To educate the public about our hobby, and to encourage others to try it for themselves. We especially appreciated seeing a young woman in the audience who brought her first detector!