Palisades Museum of Prehistory today to see founder Doug Dupin's latest finds. Doug started the museum after he found hundreds of artifacts in his own yard, while digging a hole for his wine cellar. The Palisades neighborhood overlooks the first falls of the Potomac River, and it was once one big Indian site.
I think local museums like this are really cool, and they serve the important purpose of connecting people to the archaeology of their own communities. If this stuff were in some state repository, nobody would ever see it. In Doug's yard, it is accessible to anyone who wants to drop by and chat.