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Red Hill Valley history on display at city hall

Early European and First Nations artifacts from the Red Hill Valley dating back more than 12,000 years will be on display at Hamilton City Hall, starting April 7.

The Red Hill Valley Joint Stewardship Board, a partnership between the City of Hamilton and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, will showcase a selection of archaeological artifacts from the Red Hill Valley at a free public event. The exhibit runs from April 7 to May 16 at city hall, with a second showing at the Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) Atrium in Ohsweken from May 19 to June 27.

Artifacts selected for the exhibit will include early aboriginal stone tools, pottery, polished bone implements, netsinkers (weights that were added to fishing nets) and smoking pipes, as well as nineteenth-century Euro-Canadian historical objects including ceramic dining wares, utensils, and personal items.

The city hall exhibit will be available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W., second floor

In Ohsweken, the exhibit can also be seen from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the GREAT ATRIUM, located at 16 Sunrise Crt. on the first floor.

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