Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
OR. CO. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
♦ 9 am – 5 pm VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL
♦ Rte. 17K Montgomery
Featuring 4 to 5 speakers on topics such as past mastodon discoveries in the Orange County, as well as information on a recent find (no real mastodon parts though): Dutchess Quarry Caves in Goshen, which have shown proof of the earliest occupation of ancient man in New England 12,500 years ago; N.Y. State Indian culture, customs, tools and weapon needs and usage. There will also be many artifact displays from personal collections and from local excavated sites. Demonstrations on arrowhead making (flint knapping) will go on all day.
Activities for children also!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
CHUCK TUDOR 845- 562-9395
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Paul Olsen, the Arthur Storke Memorial Professor of Earth & Environment Sciences at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will present “"The Beginning of Dinosaurs in New York and New Jersey" Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Piermont Public Library, 25 Flywheel Park, Piermont.
In 1971, Qlsen and a friend discovered some 220 million year old fossilized footprints of, one of the "smaller" giant reptiles on a property in Orange town. This discovery inspired Paul Olsen to pursue a scientific carreer and now to preserve and protect these rare fossil remains through the creation of a public park.
For more information, call 845-359-4595 or http://piermontlibrary.org/events/piermont-friends-and-neighbors-paul-olsen/
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
“Black Smith Site... Schuylkill County, PA”
President of Chapter 14, The Forks of The Delaware & Second Vice President of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, Inc. <www.pennsylvaniaarchaeology.com>
The Site I will be speaking about is a new site I have found on the lower half of my family’s farm... it has Historic and Pre-Historic finds...
According to my great grandparents a blacksmith lived at the site just before the Civil War. Among the items discovered on this site are pre-historic Lehigh Broad Points and other native artifacts. For the Historic finds, I have a great coin collection including a counterfeit 1854 Half Dollar. A large group of buttons, pipe stems, marbles and other historic artifacts. But nothing dates after the Civil War.
My family purchased the land during the early days of WW II when this site becomes a training Base for pilots.
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The Program is free and open to the public.
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For more information:
I look forward to seeing everyone on the 18th and hope you had a wonderful summer. As many of you know I was working in Kenya for six weeks trying to locate groundwater sources to help elevate the severe drought they are currently experiencing. During that time I often wished I could have attended our chapter’s summer events, however I never worried about how they turned out because I knew they were in the hands of so many outstanding chapter members.
This summer was certainly an active one for the chapter and very rewarding thanks to the support of several dedicated members. The fall schedule is equally active with a major event each month. As a result of these activities our membership continues to grow bringing in people with a wide variety of skills and experience which helps strengthen our chapter. We are also lining up some interesting presentations for each meeting to keep the momentum going.
Please feel free to share your comments and suggestion with me at any time.
Fall Conference: On Saturday, October 24th, our chapter and the North Jersey Historical Society will co-sponsor a conference at Ringwood. Members Gary Keeton and Kate Ahmadi, Phd., will represent the chapter as speakers that day. Member Ed Lenik is chairman of the event. The morning program consists of a field trip and papers will be presented in the afternoon. More details will be posted here, ioccnysaa.blogspot.com, as they become availible. This is a great day for seeing fall foliage at its best.
Fall Symposium: The symposium will be held on October 31st, from 9 AM until 5 PM at the Montgomery Middle School located on Rt. 17K in Montgomery. There will be a full program of speakers and displays. Plan to attend and bring a friend, there will be lots of things to see and do, children are welcome. We will be inviting the public via the media and help will be needed. The focus of the symposium will be mastodons, in concert with the Town of Montgomery’s on-going promotion of the mastodons exhumed in the town and also the promotion of their new museum. Contact Charles Tudor directly or email us via the link on this page to get on the program as a speaker or to help in any way.
Annual Dinner Chairman Charles Tudor has secured the facilities at the Town of Wallkill Golf Club for our annual dinner to be held on Sunday, November 22, beginning at 5 P.M.
The principal speaker for the evening will be Robert Ferenac, Phd., Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the NYS Museum.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Visit New York State's Historic Preservation and Conservation Headquarters
Saturday, September 12, 2009
11:00AM- 4:00 PM
Come join us for this family-friendly event, tour the facility and enjoy the park. Rain or shine!
- Enjoy a variety of exciting and engaging tours, programs, and events throughout the day.
- Discover how experts care for the state historic sites and their collections. Learn about some of New York State's most extraordinary historic resources.
- Get technical information and advice about historic rehabilitation, one of our most powerful recycling and "green" building strategies!
- Attend workshops on repairing and weatherizing your building.
- Explore the state park's hiking trails, bring a picnic and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers.
Don't miss the Waterford Tugboat Roundup taking place across the bridge! For more information, visit:http://town.waterford.ny.us/tugboat_roundup.htm.
For more information about the Open House,
or call 518-237-8643, ext. 0.
On-site parking is available with shuttle service to and from the resource center.
Driving directions are available on the website.