Sunday, June 12, 2011

Museum Village Hosting Tuesday Speaker Series


June 7, 7:00PM – 8:00PM: Bloomeries, Mines, and Furnaces; 17th & 18th Century Iron Production in the Hudson Region 

Local educator Doc Barnes talks about iron mining in the Hudson Valley. 

June 14, 6:30PM – 7:30PM: "The World in Your Backyard"; an Historical Archaeology Project with Educator Andy Angstrom. 

The speaker is Andy Angstrom an educator from the Ashoken Preserve. He will do a presentation on his recent archaeological dig near the reservoir where he uncovered a circa 1905-1909 workmen's bar. The talk and slide show is entitled "Finding the World in Your Backyard." It includes a sharing of the many artifacts he uncovered as well as his research with archival materials about the particulars of the construction of the reservoir which is the largest supplying New York City and is located in Ulster County.
It's a good presentation! - Bob Schmick

Educator Andy Angstrom shares his discovery of an early 20th Century site associated with the Ashokan Reservoir and the methodology he used to uncover, research, and share his findings. This is a great presentation of interest to both children and parents alike. 

June 21, 7:00PM – 8:00PM: Native American History Presentation 

In conjunction with the display of birch bark and dug-out canoes, Museum Village Interpreter Ray Olsen will present an overview of Native American cultures and more specific local populations of the past through objects. 

June 28, 7:00PM – 8:30PM: Bladesmith Adriaan Gerber Demonstrates Forge Welding and Edge Tool Making at the Museum Village Smithy 

This will be a live demonstration of forge welding and knife making at Museum Village’s smithy by a professional blacksmith. The first meeting of the Hudson Valley Blacksmith Association will follow the demonstration. All who are interested are welcome to join in. 


Every Tuesday through October 4

In addition to enjoying the cars and the friendly automobile camaraderie, there will be a special VIP building tour each week and exciting guest lecturers. Come on in and visit.

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Museum Village
1010 Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10950

845-782-6432 (fax)

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