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Lecture at Croton Point

Posted By Robert Marchant On December 6, 2012 @ 2:42 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

An upcoming lecture on archaeology:

ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HUDSON VALLEY HOMES OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Learn about the relationship between archaeology and the study of early Hudson Valley homes during an open house program on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Croton Point Nature Center at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the L.A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association will host an open house in which visitors can view exhibits and artifacts that relate to the early settlers of Croton Point. Then, at 2 p.m., Dr. Eugene Boesch will present “An Archaeologist’s View of Hudson Valley Homes of the 19th Century,” during which he will discuss how the techniques of archaeology can create a picture of the region’s past that frequently exceeds and sometimes contradicts the documentary record. In addition, Boesch will discuss the process by which historic house sites are evaluated for possible inclusion on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. He’ll also talk about his recent book, Hamlet of Mahopac. The program is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Croton Point Park is a Westchester County Park located on Croton Point Avenue in Croton-on-Hudson. For more information call the Croton Point Nature Center at (914) 862-5297

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