Monday, June 4, 2012

IOCCNYSAA newsletter excerpts from Vol .6, June 15, 2012

Vol. 6, June 15, 2012
Chapter Web Site -
Chapter email -
Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except July and August.
The June meeting will be held on Friday, the 15th, at 7:30 P.M at
Mulberry House (Middletown) Senior Center.
The address is 62-70 West Main Street in Middletown. The location is handicapped accessible. 

Program – Chapter member Maggie Klejbuk, will present on town walls and what their presence meant for town development: "I'm planning on covering the influence of castles and walls from the Normans, as well internal development such as town streets and where certain social institutions were built and why. Since my dissertation used two case studies, Newcastle and York, I'll be pulling in this information to better illustrate the significance of town walls. The title of my presentation is: Town Walls: Their Influence on Urban and Social Development."

President’s Message
            More than a month has passed since the state conference, and we continue to receive very positive comments regarding the event.
The IOCCNYSAA contingent!
 On Sunday, June 3rd nine members of our chapter visited the Pascack Historical Society and enjoyed a walking tour of Park Ridge, which included the site of the Wampum factory.
Site of Wampum Factory.

Plaque on mill stone.
Thanks to Doc Bayne it was a very interesting and successful field trip. If you are ever near Park Ridge, NJ, you should plan to visit this historical society which has several wonderful exhibits. As mentioned below we are planning to have the annual picnic and hope you can attend.
IOCC Picnic
Knapping at the 2010 Picnic.
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 12 - 4 P.M.
Shannon Park   Rt. 284, in Slate Hill, N.Y., (just west of route 6.)
Bring your curios for “show and tell.”
Menu:  IOCC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade, punch and strawberries.   We will need:  round and long rolls, salads-potato, macaroni, beans, lettuce & tomato, yellow cakes, uniced, for strawberry shortcake.
Members, family and guests are all welcome.
Donations of all kinds will help!  Dollar bills, food, help setting up, grilling, cleaning up.
Please call Tom / Marilyn Brannan (up to 10 P.M.) to schedule foods and participation.
This event is Rain or Shine!
Bring a friend, a smile, and an artifact!
Florist Site
            Stephanie is planning on returning to the Florist Site on June 10th. She will be sending out information regarding dates and time. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie directly or email

            This site provides all our members a wonderful opportunity to experience archaeology first hand. We hope all of our members can take advantage of this opportunity to develop their skills as archeologists. If you are new to the chapter here is your opportunity to participate in an archaeological investigation and learn the techniques needed to properly document a site.
Highlands Conference

            Ed Lenik has scheduled the Highlands Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012. We will co-sponsor it with NTHHS and Friends of Sterling Forest State Park. We hope some of our chapter member can present papers at this conference.

Dues are due for 2012. Please contact our treasurer, Jon Leonard, or send in your payment:
34 Clark Rd
Goshen, NY 10924

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