Thursday, April 2, 2009

Before Hudson: 8,000 Years of Native American History and Culture

Conference and Exhibit based on and inspired by archaeological finds from Historic Huguenot Street


Friday, May 1st

Saturday, May 2nd


May 1st through December 20th


Friday, April 24th

6 to 7:30pm

About the Conference

A two-day conference marking the Quadricentennial by exploring and documenting the culture and history of the Native Americans who greeted Henry Hudson and the many Europeans who followed. Inspired by Native American artifacts found during recent archaeological digs at Historic Huguenot Street, this conference delves into the 8,000 year history of the Native Peoples in the Hudson Valley and offers historians, teachers and others interested in local Native American history the opportunity to learn more about our region's first inhabitants.

Dr. Robert Grumet, renown Lenape expert, will open the conference on Friday evening with a keynote address. Dr. Joseph Diamond, Dr. David Oestreicher and tribal historian Darryl Stonefish will present on Saturday. A flintknapping demonstration will follow. For teachers, the conference will feature a presentation on "When Cultures Collide," a specially designed curriculum for grades 4 through 8. An exhibit of the same name, designed in conjunction with the conference, will be open for viewing on both days.

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