Massachusetts Archaeology Month October 2019

2019 Archaeology Month Poster

The 2019 Massachusetts Archaeology Month Poster

From the State Archaeologist

From the Secretary of the Commonwealth

Download the 2019 Calendar of Events (PDF)


Archaeology Month 2019 Event Information

Acton Deerfield Milford Taunton
Amherst Duxbury Nantucket Truro
Andover Eastham North Adams Waltham
Arlington Hamilton Northampton Wayland
Billerica Harvard Norwell Wellesley
Boston Haverhill Plymouth Wellfleet
Brewster Kingston Quincy Wilmington
Bridgewater Lincoln Revere Winchester
Cambridge Lowell Somerville Woburn
Chelmsford Medford Springfield  
Concord Middleborough Sturbridge  

Event Listings

Listed alphabetically by town

Acton

Life in 17th Century New England

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 2, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
Historians have spoken often of the Americas as a "New World" without ever delving into what that meant to 17th century explorers and settlers from Europe. National Park Service Ranger John McNiff relates how the expectations of the earliest "New" England explorers and settlers – about the climate, landscape, and even the appearance of the indigenous people – abruptly confronted a much harsher reality.

Archaeology West of Boston

Date & Time: Thursday, October 3, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
Tonya Largy, Past President of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and Wayland resident, will discuss several interesting archaeological projects carried out in our locality, where Native Americans have lived and prospered for over 10,000 years. She will discuss how archaeologists learn from several lines of evidence, including stone tools, ceramics, and the remains of animals and plants found during excavations, and how dates are obtained from these materials.

Book Discussion: Atlas of a Lost World

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 9, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
In his vivid travelogue through prehistory, author Craig Childs traces the arrivals of North America's first peoples and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. Part adventurer, part archaeologist, Childs visits various sites and connects what has been found at each to theories about how people first arrived there. Copies of the book will be available for loan at the library in September.

The First Peoples of the Northeast

Date & Time: Thursday, October 10, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
David DeMello, Museum Director, Robbins Museum of Archaeology, speaks about the journey of the First People in the Northeast as interpreted from the archaeological record. We follow them as they adapt their lifestyles to the changing environment, starting with the last glaciation and continuing to the contact period. 

Ancient Winters at the Flagg Swamp Rockshelter

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 16, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
Eric Johnson, Lecturer in the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Anthropology Department, provides a retrospective on the 1980 laboratory analysis and results from the excavation of this remarkable site in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He discusses the identification of animals now or recently extinct in Massachusetts, how the site was used as a winter home 4,000 years ago, and how people lived through New England winters without the modern conveniences we know. 

Pine Hawk: Revealing Our Past

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 22, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
Former Acton Health Director Doug Halley describes the discovery of the Pine Hawk archaeological site and its significance. He relates how the project activated increased interest in historical preservation.

Hidden History Walk

Date & Time:  Sunday, October 27, 1-3pm
Location: Jones Tavern, 128 Main Street
Information: 617-968-6220, www.ironworkfarm.org
Sponsor: Iron Work Farm
Admission: Free
Join local archaeologist Kimberly Connors to discover the hidden history of South Acton's Mill Corner. Our 1 1/2-mile hike will start at the Jones Tavern and highlight historic industrial sites from the early 18th-through the mid-20th centuries. We will discuss the features that remain that allowed South Acton to be the home of mills, factories, and a regional railroad junction. We will use sidewalks as well as unpaved surfaces during our walk, so please wear the proper footwear.

Archaeological Oddities in North America

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 29, 7pm
Location: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street
Information: 978-929-6533
Sponsor: Acton Memorial Library
Admission: Free
Ken Feder, Ph.D., of Central Connecticut State University asks if archaeologists should rewrite textbooks to include various archaeological oddities found in North America. While his short answer is no, that doesn't make the stories behind them any less interesting. He discusses claims of a hidden history these oddities suggest as described in his book "Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America."

Amherst

Engaging Anthropology Conference

Date & Time: Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6
Location: Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1 Campus Center Way
Information: umassanthro50@gmail.com, www.umass.edu/anthro/engaging-anthropology
Sponsor: University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Anthropology
Admission: General Rate: $85 (with Friday dinner: $115), Discount Rate (undergraduate/graduate students, faculty): $20 (with Friday dinner: $40)
1969 was a memorable year.Humans first walked on the moon; the Miracle Mets won the World Series; Richard Nixon became President; a dairy farm in New York was host to a seminal concert in rock and roll history; and the Anthropology Department at UMass Amherst began operations.As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we invite colleagues and collaborators, current students and alumni, faculty past and present, and scholars, practitioners, and activists near and far to join us for four days of conversation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

At this moment of escalating precarity and deepening inequalities, of resurgent nativisms, social dislocations, and ongoing colonialism—and with climate change threatening life as we know it—how can we approach anthropology and mobilize anthropological theory and methods to help us make sense of and respond to these conditions? How do we identify and work towards alternatives?

Digging at the Dickinsons': An Overview of the 2019 Field School in Historic Archaeology

Date & Time: Sunday, October 13, 4:30pm
Location: Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main Street
Information: edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org
Sponsor: Emily Dickinson Museum   
Admission: Free
View Emily Dickinson's world through the eyes of an archaeologist. Join us for a presentation at the Emily Dickinson Museum by the faculty and students of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Archaeological Field School as they present findings from their work at the Emily Dickinson Museum. Students will share their pivotal discoveries that shed new light on the archaeological underpinnings of the Dickinson home. Find out firsthand how archaeology informs the Museum's preservation and restoration projects!

Andover

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Northeast/Gene Winter Chapter Meeting

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 15, 7pm
Location: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, 180 Main Street
Information: info.nechapter@massarchaeology.org
Sponsor: Massachusetts Archaeological Society, www.massarchaeology.org
Admission: Free
Join the MAS Northeast/Gene Winter Chapter for its monthly free lectures by experts in archaeology and history.  We meet at the historic R.S. Peabody Museum on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover on the third Tuesday of the month from September to May. There will be no meeting in November. Lectures are free and open to the public.  Find us on Facebook or see www.massarchaeology.org for more information.

Arlington

The Private Side of Victorian Mourning Practices in Nineteenth Century New England: The Cole's Hill Memorial Cache

Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 2-3pm
Location: The Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane (off Lowell St. in Arlington Heights)
Information: edwardwgordon@aol.com, (617) 872-9001
Sponsor: Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter, The Old Schwamb Mill
Admission: Free; Suggested donation: $5
Listen to archaeologist and staff member of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Nadia Waski, discuss a cache of 19th century personal adornment artifacts, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and other organic materials, excavated from Cole's Hill in downtown Plymouth, during the 2016 field season of the Project 400: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Field School. The cache potentially provides an alternative view of mourning and memorialization practices in Victorian-era New England. This discovery serves as a way to understand the private side of the traditionally public mourning practices of the Victorian-era. Light refreshments following the lecture.

Billerica

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Walk along the Middlesex Canal

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 1:30pm
Location: Middlesex Canal Museum, 71 Faulkner Street
Information: 978-670-2740, www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association; Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club
Admission: Free
A level, 2.5 hour walk along part of the Merrimack River Branch of the Middlesex Canal in Billerica and Chelmsford with over three to four miles of generally wooded terrain. Sites visited on the tour will include the recently restored guard lock, the anchor stone for the floating towpath that bridged the Concord River, and man stretches of the watered canal.

Fall Meeting and Lecture

Date & Time: Sunday, October 27, 1pm
Location: Middlesex Canal Museum, 71 Faulkner Street
Information: 978-670-2740, www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association
Admission: Free
Middlesex Canal Association fall meeting and lecture on a subject related to the canal era. Speaker and topic to be determined. Public is welcome. The Museum is on the first floor of the Faulkner Mill Located across the Concord River Bridge, from the restoration of the canal's guard lock at the Talbot Mill.

Boston

Katherine Nanny Naylor Archaeological Exhibit

Date & Time: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm
Location: Massachusetts Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Boulevard
Information: www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcidx.htm
Sponsor: Massachusetts Historical Commission
Admission: Free
Have you ever visited Massachusetts Historical Commission's Archaeological Exhibits Online and wanted to see the artifacts themselves? Here's your chance to see some of most stunning and surprising artifacts that were found in Katherine Nanny Naylor's privy by archaeologists who excavated the Cross Street Backlot Site in Boston.

The Involuntary American: A Scottish Pioneer's Journey to the New World

Date & Time: Friday, October 4, 12-1pm
Location: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street
Information: 617-226-1226, education@nehgs.org, AmericanAncestors.org
Sponsor: New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors.org
Admission: Free
In 1650, Thomas Doughty, an illiterate Scottish foot solder, was capture at the Battle of Dunbar.  He was then transported to Massachusetts and sold as forced labor.  He was one of 420 Scottish prisoners who shared this fate.  Author Dr. Carol Gardner will share how recent archaeological discoveries at Durham Cathedral in England have contributed to this story.  For those interested, please also visit the exhibit "Unwilling Immigrants: From the Scottish Battlefield to the New World 1650," at the Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site at 244 Central Street in Saugus, MA.

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Submerged: Boston Sites and the Threat of Climate Change

Date & Time: Friday, October 25, 1pm
Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St (at the corner of Milk and Washington St)
Information: 617-482-6439 x 13
Sponsor: Co-presented by Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands and Old South Meeting House
Admission: Adult: $6, Students and Seniors: $5, Ages 5-17: $1; Admission to this event is FREE for EBT and WIC cardholders through the EBT Card to Culture program
City Archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss the archaeological evidence for submerged archaeological sites in the Boston Harbor, the current threat of climate change to archaeological sites, and efforts being made to document sites in Boston before they are lost.    

Brewster

Wing Island Guided Walk

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 10 am
Location: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street/Route 6A
Information: www.ccmnh.org
Sponsor: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Admission: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Members: $4, Non-Members: $6
Join archaeologist Dan Zoto for a guided walk of Wing Island, the location of the Wing Island Archaeology Project. Learn the history of the island and its varied uses throughout the past several thousand years.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Artifact Identification Day

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 12-2:30pm
Location: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street/Route 6A
Information: www.ccmnh.org
Sponsor: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free with admission (Adults: $15, Seniors: $10, Children ages 3-12: $6, under 2 free)
Join archaeologist Dan Zoto and the rest of the CCMNH Archaeology team. View artifacts from local excavations including the Wing Island Archaeology Project, and learn about the archaeology of the area. Visitors are encouraged to bring artifacts for identification.

Ancient Astronomy

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 11am-2:30pm
Location: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street/Route 6A
Information: www.ccmnh.org
Sponsor: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free with regular admission (Adults: $15, Seniors: $10, ages 3-12: $6, under 2 free)
Be like an ancient astronomer! The movement of the Sun can be used to track the passage of time and to mark important dates during the year like solstices and equinoxes. For centuries, all over the world, people have been making observatories using the environment around them. Join us for solar archaeology: build your own solar observatory like Stonehenge and partake in other fun activities about the sun!

Bridgewater

Film Screening of "The Destruction of Memory," by Tim Slade

Date & Time: Monday, October 21, 12-2:00pm
Location: Bridgewater State University, Moakley Auditorium, 100 Burrill Avenue
Information: www.bridgew.edu
Sponsor: Bridgewater State University Department of Anthropology
Admission: Free
This event will be a screening of "The Destruction of Memory," a film by documentary filmmaker Tim Slade, which tells the story of how millennia of cultural heritage is being destroyed, looted, and trafficked as a result of conflicts in Syria and Iraq. This event will be followed on Wednesday, October 23rd, by a screening of "Blood Buddhas," after which a panel will discuss both films and the issues raised by them.

Film Screening of "Blood Buddhas"

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23, 12-2:00pm
Location: Bridgewater State University, Moakley Auditorium, 100 Burrill Avenue
Information: www.bridgew.edu
Sponsor: Bridgewater State University Department of Anthropology
Admission: Free
Join us for a screening of the short film, "Blood Buddhas," which highlights issues on looting and trafficking of antiquities from the Indian subcontinent. After the film, an expert panel will discuss with the audience both films (see Monday, October 21st screening of "The Destruction of Memory"). Please join us for this important discussion of how we can help to protect cultural heritage under threat from looting and conflict.

Cambridge

Virtual Reality Expedition to Ancient Israel

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 12-3pm
Location: Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue
Information: 617-495-2808, amajewski@hmsc.harvard.edu
Sponsor: Harvard Semitic Museum
Admission: Free                    
"Travel" to an archaeological site in Ashkelon, Israel to explore the first excavation of a Philistine burial ground. For years archaeologists have searched for evidence of these Biblical people. Transport yourself to the center of 360°scenes at an archaeological expedition, while your gallery facilitator explains what you are seeing. Borrow a device from the museum or download the virtual reality app on your smart phone and bring it to place in a 3D view at the museum for a fully immersive experience. (Duration: 15 minutes). Download the app "Expeditions" by Google:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2wNtCHU
Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2K9sQxz

Augmented Reality: Maya Chocolate

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 12-3pm
Location: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue
Information: 617-495-2808, amajewski@hmsc.harvard.edu
Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free with regular admission: (MA Residents (with valid ID): free on Sundays (9am-12pm); Adults: $15, Seniors (65+): $13, College students (with ID) and youth (ages 3-18) $10 
"Shrink" yourself down to "walk" into an ancient Maya vessel using augmented reality! Maya women were often essential for uniting kingdoms. When a marriage was arranged between Maya royal families, kings would exchange gifts such as this ceramic three-legged plate for serving chocolate. Use the museum's iPad as a magic window to discover finer details on one such plate that cannot be seen on the actual artifact. A gallery facilitator will guide your through the experience and share more about the Maya.  

Chelmsford

Walk along the Middlesex Canal

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 1:30pm
Location: Middlesex Canal Museum, 71 Faulkner Street
Information: 978-670-2740, www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association; Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club
Admission: Free
A level, 2.5 hour walk along part of the Merrimack River Branch of the Middlesex Canal in Billerica and Chelmsford with over three to four miles of generally wooded terrain. Sites visited on the tour will include the recently restored guard lock, the anchor stone for the floating towpath that bridged the Concord River, and man stretches of the watered canal.

Concord

Grand Opening Weekend: A New Concord Museum Experience

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 10am-4pm
Location: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike
Information:  978-369-9763 x 216, www.concordmuseum.org
Sponsor: Concord Museum
Admission: Free with museum admission (please check website for new rates)
Visit the new Gateway to Concord, including the Museum Shop, explore the exhibit Concord: At the Center of Revolution; encounter the People of Musketaquid, and discover twenty remarkable works of art from four Concord private collections.  See 600 objects from the Concord Museum's exceptional archeological collection on-view in a stunning display in the new People of Musketaquid exhibit.  Grand Opening festivities with activities, entertainment and talks throughout the weekend.

Deerfield

Fun with Broken Dishes

Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 12-4:30pm, Drop in at anytime
Location: History Workshop Building at Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main Street
Information: 413-775-7217, ccarlson@historic-deerfield.org
Sponsor: Historic Deerfield
Admission: Free with admission (Adults: $18, Youth (ages 5-17): $5, Museum members: free)
Come to the History Workshop today and have fun puzzling pieces of broken pottery back together. Work together to put cups, plates, mugs and bowls back together with tape. Learn how archaeologists use this process in the lab to learn more about the time period and the people they are studying. Archaeologists call this "mending" – we call it fun!

Duxbury

In Small Things Remembered: The Archaeology of Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 2 to Saturday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 9 to Saturday, October 12, 12-4pm
Location: Alden House Historic Site, 105 Alden Street
Information: 781-934-9092, www.alden.org, info@alden.org
Sponsor: Alden House Historic Site
Admission: Free with admission (Adults: $8, Students and Children: $5)
This new exhibit draws on the archaeology of Mayflower pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden's first house site in Duxbury. An excavation done in 1960 by Roland T. Robbins uncovered thousands of objects at a site occupied from 1630 until ca. 1690. Using recent analysis of the collection, the exhibit explores the Alden's daily life in 17th century Plymouth Colony. Children's activities.

Eastham

A Reexamination of Eastham's Doane Home Site

Date & Time: Wednesday October 9, 10:30-11:15am (rain or shine)
Location: Doane Rock Picnic Area Parking Lot, Doane Road
Information: 508-255-3421 ext. 0301, bill_burke@nps.gov
Sponsor: Cape Cod National Seashore
Admission: Free
When leaders of the fledgling Plymouth colony made the painful decision to split the colony in 1644, they designated Eastham as the center of new settlement.  Despite being "outside of the Country Remote from all societie", the move kick started Euro-settlement of the Outer Cape. The 1980 archeological investigation at the Doane family's homestead was reexamined last July by the University of Michigan.  Join park Historian Bill Burke to hear about the findings. 

Hamilton

Rome and Colonial America

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 1pm
Location: Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union Street
Information: hwlibrary.org, rshea@hwlibrary.org
Sponsor: Hamilton Historical Society and Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Admission: Free
Rome and Colonial America were more alike than you might think! Think: Tribute, Technology, and Transportation. Join local archaeologist, Kimberley Connors, as we discuss how the Roman model formed the foundation of our landscape. Ms. Connors is a Harvard University trained archaeologist who has offered hundreds of public and school events, delving into our shared New England history.

Harvard

Wampanoag Perspectives on the Land: Acknowledging Indigenous Space

Date & Time: Monday, October 14, 2-3pm
Location: Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Road
Information: 978-456-3924 x 5; cshortliffe@thetrustees.org
Sponsor: Fruitlands Museum
Admission: Free with regular admission: Adults: $15; Seniors (65+) and students with valid ID: $12; Children 5-13: $6, under 5: free; regular admission free for Trustees members
Join Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag) on Indigenous Peoples' Day at Fruitlands Museum as she presents "Wampanoag Perspectives on the Land: Acknowledging Indigenous Space." Elizabeth James-Perry is a multi-medium traditional and contemporary artist, with specialties in wampum shell carving and reviving natural dye techniques for her finger-woven sashes, bags, and baskets. She held a position for the last decade in the Aquinnah Tribal Historic Preservation Department.

Haverhill

Luce Archaeology Collection Open House

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 11am-2 pm
Location: Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water Street, Haverhill
Information: buttonwoods.org, programs@buttonwoods.org
Sponsor: Buttonwoods Museum
Admission: Donations welcome
Join us for an open house and Q&A session with artifacts from the Frederick A. Luce Collection. Learn about pre-European contact Native history in Haverhill and Thera Luce, Frederick's wife, who was also an amateur archaeologist. The program will showcase artifacts such as lithics, steatite bowl fragments and ceramic fragments that span the ancient occupational periods. Museum interpreters will describe their uses and talk about the people who made and used them in their daily lives along the Merrimack River. Come see how projectile points were made at the ancient tool technology demonstration!

Kingston

"Shards and Chard"

Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 6:30-9pm
Location: The Adams Center, 33 Summer Street
Information: 781-585-0500
Sponsor: Kington Historical Commission
Admission: Free
To celebrate this year's Massachusetts Archaeology Month, archaeologists Dianna Doucette, Erin Flynn, and Suzanne Cherau of the Public Archaeology Lab will discuss how the cultural materials recovered from two excavations in Kingston illustrate indigenous life. Doucette and Flynn will share their research on the Hall Swamp site, a campsite dating to as early as 8,000 to 3,000 years ago. Cherau will discuss the Native American historical period occupation in Kingston and the findings from the Elm Street Dam removal project in Kingston. Chardonnay and hor d'oeuvres will be served.

Lincoln

Sixty Years of Archaeology at Minute Man National Historical Park

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 1-3pm
Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 N Great Road
Information: Nicole_Walsh@nps.gov, facebook.com/NPS.NMSC
Sponsor: National Park Service, Northeast Museum Services Center, Minuteman National Historical Park
Admission: Free
Join National Park Service archeologists as they present a series of lectures about the archaeological history at Minute Man National Historical Park. The talks will focus on the many excavations and collections at the park which include thousands of years of history from Native American settlement to the early 20th century commemoration of the "Shot Heard Around The World". After the lecture, view objects that are rarely on display.

Lowell

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Walking Tour: The Archaeology of a Textile Mill

Date & Time: Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 1pm
Location: Departs Admissions Desk, Boott Cotton Mill Museum, 115 John Street
Information: 978-970-5000, www.nps.gov/lowe
Sponsor: Lowell National Historical Park
Admission: Free
Lowell National Historical Park invites you to explore some of the archaeology that underlies the modern city of Lowell. Join Park Rangers in a tour of the historic landscape and structures of the Boott Cotton Mills, including mill buildings, canals, and housing, as we peel back the many layers that make up two centuries of work and habitation.

Archaeology and Technology at Saratoga National Historical Park

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center, 246 Market Street. Parking available at 304 Dutton Street
Information: 978-970-5000, www.nps.gov/lowe
Sponsor: Lowell National Historical Park
Admission: Free
In 2019 the National Park Service partnered with American Veterans Archaeological Recovery, American Battlefield Trust, and Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist to undertake a study at the Barber Wheatfield, Saratoga National Historical Park where the second battle of Saratoga started during the Revolutionary War. This project collected LiDAR data from a drone, conducted a metal detector study, and collected gradiometric data from an ATV-towed rig. Team Lead Dr. William Griswold will share preliminary results of the project.

Hands-on History: Weaving Workshop and Archaeological Artifacts

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 1-4pm
Location: Boott Cotton Mill Museum, 115 John Street
Information: 978-970-5000, www.nps.gov/lowe
Sponsor: Lowell National Historical Park
Admission: Free
Connect, Create, and Discover! Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center are excited to offer a special hands-on workshop and show-and-tell for archaeology month! Bring the whole family to the Boott Cotton Mills to use our weaving workshop space and see some of the park's archeological collection to discover the Industrial Revolution and its legacies. Activities are appropriate for all ages.

Spindle City Storytime: What do Archaeologists Do?

Date & Time: Monday, October 14, 10-11am
Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center, 246 Market Street. Parking available at 304 Dutton Street
Information: 978-970-5000, www.nps.gov/lowe
Sponsor: Lowell National Historical Park
Admission: Free
Join Lowell National Historical Park for a fun and interactive story hour!  We will learn all about how archaeologists dig through layers to unearth the past.  All young children and their caregivers are welcome.

Your City Saturday: Boarding House Park Archaeology

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 1-4pm, Drop-in Program
Location: Boarding House Park, 40 French Street
Information: 978-970-5000, www.nps.gov/lowe
Sponsor: Lowell National Historical Park
Admission: Free
Come experience archaeology and fun for the whole family at Lowell National Historical Park! This week to celebrate archaeology month, meet a ranger at Boarding House Park to learn about the archaeological dig that occurred there in the past.  NPS archaeologists will demonstrate geophysical, remote sensing techniques, and how they can be used to see under the ground without even digging!

Medford

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Stead y rain cancels.

Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 4-6pm
Location: Breed Memorial Hall, Tufts University, 51 Winthrop Street
Information: Emma Cook: 978-749-4490, ecook@andover.edu
Sponsor: Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology
Admission: Free
Join Central Connecticut State University, Professor of Anthropology, Ken Feder, for an entertaining and eye opening tour of sites that have inspired some of the strangest, and most dangerous, ideas about North American archaeology. From aliens, dragons, giants, and trans-Atlantic visitors, Feder explains why these amusing and seemingly harmless ideas about the American past undermine the real story of Native Americans. Refreshments and book signing.

Middleborough

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Southeast Chapter Meeting

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 6:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Archaeological Society's Robbins Museum, 17 Jackson Street
Information: David Burbine: 781-264-8430, d.p.burbine@gmail.com
Sponsor: Massachusetts Archaeological Society Southeast Chapter
Admission: Free
Join the Southeast Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society for its monthly free lectures by experts in archaeology and history. We meet at the Robbins Museum in Middleborough, this year, on the third Saturday of the month from October to December. Lectures are free and open to the public.  Find us on Facebook or see www.massarchaeology.org for more information.

Robbins Museum of Archaeology Open House

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-4pm, and Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Location: Robbins Museum of Archaeology, 17 Jackson Street
Information: info@massarchaeology.org
Sponsor: Robbins Museum of Archaeology, www.massarchaeology.org/robbins-museum
Admission: Adults: $5 donation, Children: $2, MAS Members: Free
Come visit over 10,000 years of local archaeology!  The museum displays thousands of artifacts including a handcrafted mishoon (dugout canoe), the Doyle collection of Native American dolls, and a diorama of Native American New England life.  We accept bookings for groups and offer special tours of our collection at a group admission rate.

Milford

The Wildcat Pond Site Complex: 250 Years of Family and Work in Milford, Massachusetts

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 2-3pm
Location: Memorial Hall, 30 School Street, 3rd Floor
Information: 401-728-8780, kheitert@palinc.com
Sponsor: Public Archaeology Lab Inc. (PAL), Milford Historical Commission
Admission: Free
Join us and listen to archaeologist Kristen Heitert give an illustrated talk on a multi-year archaeological investigation which uncovered house foundations, field systems, abandoned roads, and sawmill ruins associated with the former "Wildcat" neighborhood of Milford. This neighborhood began as farming community in the eighteenth century and later shifted focus to the quarrying industry that dominated nineteenth-century Milford. Learn about this small, largely forgotten piece of Milford's history through artifacts, photographs, maps, and field drawings from the Wildcat Pond Site Complex.

Nantucket

Updates on the Archaeology of New Guinea  

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 2pm
Location: Museum of African American History, African Meeting House, 29 York Street
Information: 617-725-0022 x 440, www.maah.org
Sponsor: Museum of African American History, University of Massachusetts Boston
Admission: Free
Join us for an update on the archaeology of people of African descent on Nantucket! Recent research has focused on artifacts excavated during 2014 fieldwork, relating to Seneca and Thankful Boston, the original occupants of the Boston Higginbotham House, and their descendants. Other research has focused on learning more about the rest of the community of New Guinea, and the diversity of people who were a part of it. 

North Adams

Mary Leakey's Footprints

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 3pm
Location: Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, Building 4, 115 State Street
Information: 413-663-6312
Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Admission: Free
Mary Leakey was known as the "cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking" British archaeologist and anthropologist who excavated at various sites in East Africa, along with her husband Louis. One of her most famous excavations at Laetoli, Tanzania uncovered the famous trail of fossil hominid footprints which had been left in volcanic ash some 3.6 million years ago.

Solomon's Temple

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 3pm
Location: Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, Building 4, 115 State Street
Information: 413-663-6312
Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Admission: Free
Limited surface surveys and no archaeological excavations of the Temple Mount have been conducted since 1867-70 due to religious and political sensitivities. Many feel there is no archaeological evidence to support the existence of Solomon's Temple. However, others state there is plenty of Biblical evidence. This program will investigate both scientific and biblical views of an icon, which has shaped many western ideas.

Demons in the Dust

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 3pm
Location: Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, Building 4, 115 State Street
Information: 413-663-6312
Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Admission: Free
The season of the witch is a perfect time to investigate archaeology's many unearthed, ancient treasures. Among them are symbols, statues, monuments, and words that were thought to harness great powers. Some of those powers were thought to be dangerous to humanity. 

Northampton

Native American Lifeways during the Early Archaic Period: A View from Northampton       

Date & Time: Sunday, October 13, 4:30pm
Location: Historic Northampton Museum, 46 Bridge Street
Information: 413-584-6011, info@historicnorthampton.org, www.historicnorthampton.com
Sponsor: Historic Northampton, Forbes Library
Admission: Free with admission; $8 members/donors, $12 non-members
Recent archaeological investigations related to roadway improvements in Northampton have revealed an Early Archaic Period (approximately 9,500 to 8,000 years ago) Native American site. This period is marked by rapid climate change, as the post-glacial Arctic environment became warmer. Continuing excavations this summer will hopefully reveal more information about this site. Please join us for a discussion, led by archaeologist David Leslie, about what this site reveals about Native American lifeways during the Early Archaic period of the Northampton region.

Norwell

Archaeology Discovery Day

Date & Time: Monday, October 14, 10am - 3 pm
Location: South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane
Information: www.ssnsc.org
Sponsor: South Shore Natural Science Center
Admission: Free with admission; $5.00 per person
Join us for a hands-on, mock archaeology dig. Visitors will use tools to excavate "clues" from the past. Come and see what you will find!  While you are here, you can visit our museum's collections of Early American artifacts and our living collection of native New England animals.

Plymouth

Buttons, Bones, and Broken Bowls

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 2, 7-8pm
Location: Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
Information: plymouthpubliclibrary.org
Sponsor: Plymouth Public Library and Plymouth Antiquarian Society
Admission: Free
Please join local archaeologist, Martha Sulya (MA in Historical Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts Boston), as she tells the tale of the remains of domestic life at the Plymouth Antiquarian Society's 1677 Harlow House. The Harlow House underwent an extensive interior restoration in 2006. Come learn and see what was found during excavations under the floorboards of one of Plymouth's most historic properties.

Burial Hill Tour: Finding Early Plymouth, An Archaeological View

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5th, 1-2pm
Location: Plymouth, Burial Hill Cemetery, Leyden Street
Sponsor: Plymouth Antiquarian Society
Admission: Free
Dr. David Landon shares the latest research from a multi-year study of Plymouth Colony sites conducted by UMass Boston archaeologists. Learn about this summer's exciting discoveries of Plymouth's 17th-century beginnings. Join tour group at the very top of the Hill. Launched independently in 2011 by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, the Burial Hill series is now a collaborative program with the Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum. Join us every first Saturday of the month (excepting January) through 2020 for an engaging series of free history tours of Plymouth's ancient burying ground, led by local historians and guides. No reservations required for individuals and families. Involves strenuous walking on steep hillside. Severe weather may cancel tour; check our Facebook pages and websites for updates.

Lunch & Learn- Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey: Results of the 2019 Season

Date & Time: Thursday, October 17, 12-1pm
Location: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue
Information: jluiz@plimoth.org
Sponsor: Plimoth Plantation
Admission: Free for members, Non-members: $10
Come hear the latest results of the seventh year of archaeological research in downtown Plymouth. Summer of 2019 had a major focus on the settlement areas of Burial Hill.

Plimoth Plantation Archaeology Day!

Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 10am-4pm
Location: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue
Information: jluiz@plimoth.org
Sponsor: Plimoth Plantation
Admission: Adults: $30, Seniors (62+): $28, Children (5-12): $18, Children 4 and under: free
Visit Plimoth Plantation for our annual Archaeology Day! Our fully interactive programming is guaranteed to delight burgeoning archaeologists of all ages. Learn how archaeology helps us understand the 17th century lives that we interpret here at the museum, get your archaeological questions answered, and have the opportunity to handle objects that are usually under museum glass. Take your new knowledge with you and experience our exciting and immersive scavenger hunt across the entire museum!

The Plymouth Colony House on Burial Hill: New Evidence from the 2019 Excavations

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm
Location: Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street
Information: 508-746-1620 (ext. 1), pilgrimhall.org
Sponsor: Pilgrim Hall Museum
Admission: Free
Dr. David Landon, Associate Director, Fiske Center for Archaeological Research at UMass Boston, presents the findings from multi-year excavations in downtown Plymouth. This lecture includes the recent discoveries from a 17th-century English colonial house site on historic Burial Hill. Seating and light refreshments at 6:30pm, lecture begins at 7pm. 

Quincy

A Day at the Souther Tide Mill: That Old Wooden Building on the Southern Artery

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 12-3pm
Location: 622 Southern Artery (Rt 3A), between Quirk Nissan and CVS
Information: https://southertidemill.wordpress.com, kathydulleahogan@aol.com
Sponsor: Friends of Souther Tide Mill
Admission: Free
Enjoy a day out by the old Souther Tide Mill on Town River in Quincy. Learn about the early Souther industries: saw mill, shipbuilding, grist mill, and granite transport along the Quincy Canal. Come watch the dedication ceremony in front of the mill, for a millstone curated by a local granite company. Bring your camera, easel and paints. Bring a picnic or musical instrument. Enjoy popcorn by the grist mill. Games for the kids too! Any pertinent stories, photos or artifacts related to the mill are most welcome.

Lyons Turning Mill and Quarry Museum Open House

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 10am-3pm (Rain date is Sunday, October 20, 10am-3pm)
Location: Quarry Hills Drive off Ricciuti Drive
Information: 617-472-1322, quincyquarrymuseum@verizon.net
Sponsor: Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum, www.quincyquarrymuseum.org
Admission: Free
This event consists of guided tours of the remains of the historic Lyons Turning Mill site and the surrounding Lyons Quarry area where artifacts of Quincy's granite industry can be seen.  Interpretive information explaining the artifacts will be displayed.  Informational tables will be set up with historical photos of Quincy's granite history. The Quarry Museum will also be open for tours.

Revere

Self-Guided Tour of Ye Old Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

Date & Time: Monday through Sundays in October, 9am-5pm; Tours of the museum are by appointment only (see below phone number to schedule)
Location: Butler Street
Information: rschpmuseum@comcast.net, Bob Upton at 781-286-2226
Sponsor: Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation
Admission: Free
The Rumney Marsh Burial Ground was created in 1693 and continued to be used into the 1700s by local families, including veterans of the Revolutionary War. Come take a self-guided tour of this important historic burial group, and stop by the nearby RSCHP Museum at 108 Beach Street to learn more about Revere history.

Somerville

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Springfield

The War Bow: Weapons Technology and Prehistoric Native American Migrations

Date & Time: Thursday, October 3, 12:15-1:15pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Information: springfieldmuseums.org
Sponsor: Springfield Museums
Admission: $4 for the lecture only (does not include museum admission: Adults: $25, Seniors: $16.50, Ages 3-17: $13, free for children under 3)
The bow and arrow is a technology very closely associated with the popular stereotype of peoples native to this country.  Few people realize that bows and arrows were virtually non-existent in the Americas for more than 10,000 years of prehistory.  When these weapons did finally break into use, they spread like wildfire and became ubiquitous as war and hunting weapons in a very short time.  Dr. Joseph Wilson of Fairfield University has examined hundreds of traditional bows from museum collections around the country.  Join us as he presents his research conclusions about weapons technology and human migrations in the Americas. 

Ancient Persia/Modern Iran

Date & Time: Thursday, October 10, 12:15-1:15pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Information: springfieldmuseums.org
Sponsor: Springfield Museums
Admission: $4 for the lecture only (does not include museum admission: Adults: $25, Seniors: $16.50, Ages 3-17: $13, free for children under 3)
Put your pre-conceived notions about Iranians aside and take an armchair trip with Amy S. Dane, lecturer and photographer.  Explore ancient Persian culture, and take a virtual tour of modern Iran to enjoy (vicariously) great food, friendly people, mosques, shrines, and other wonders.

Sturbridge

Hike to Native American and Historic Sites at Opacum Woods

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 10am-12:30pm
Location: Old Brook Circle (park at cul-de-sac)
Information: www.opacumlt.org, 508-347-9144 (leave message), ehood@opacumlt.org
Sponsor: Opacum Land Trust
Admission: Free
A guided hike on Opacum Land Trust's 300-acre Opacum Woods preserve. Led by archaeologists Alan Smith and Ed Hood, this tour will visit rock shelter sites and a historic farm site with intriguing stone features that some interpret as historic period Native American use. Approx. 2.5 miles through woods and uneven terrain.  Tour will depart from trail head at end of Old Book Circle, Google Map ref. 2-8 Old Brook Cir, Sturbridge

Dig In To The Past: Archaeology at the Bixby House

Date & Time: Friday, October 18, 1-3pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Information: www.osv.org
Sponsor: Old Sturbridge Village
Admission: Free with regular admission: $28/Adult, $14/Students and youth, children under the age of 4 free
Learn about the interesting archaeology of the Emerson Bixby House (moved from Barre, MA to Old Sturbridge Village). 

Taunton

"It Belongs in the Museum": Archaeology Highlights of the OCHM

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 12pm
Location: Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green
Information: oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org, 508-822-1622
Sponsor: Old Colony History Museum
Admission: Free with regular admission: $4/Adult, $2/Seniors and young adults (12-18), children under the age of 12 and members free
Take a special guided tour with our curator, Bronson Michaud, as he highlights the archaeological finds throughout our museum.

Truro

Guided Native History Walk: Corn Hill and Myles Standish's Foray into the Interior Leading up to the First Encounter of 1620

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 10am-12pm (Rain date is Sunday, October 20, 10am-12pm)
Location: Directions emailed with payment confirmation
Information: 508-432-3997, info@harwichconservationtrust.org
Sponsor: Harwich Conservation Trust and Truro Conservation Trust
Admission: $20 per person (To register for a space visit https://hct.ejoinme.org/MyPages/CornHillandMylesStandishHistoryWalkOct192019/tabid/1075684/Default.aspx)
Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating walk in the National Seashore to explore the lives of the First People local to the Truro area and the circumstances that led up to their first encounter with the Pilgrims. Consider the ramifications of European intrusion into peaceful interior communities setting the pilgrims' immediate needs ahead of diplomacy and local cultural decorum. Trace the footsteps of the Messengers as they followed Myles Standish and his men from Corn Hill to their First Encounter and conclude with the return of the Billington boy by Sachem Aspinet at Boat Meadow that spawned the Treaty of 1621. Please bring walking shoes/hiking boots and water. This moderate walk is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Waltham

Archaeology "Take-a-Walk" Backpack

Date & Time: Mondays through Fridays 10am-3pm and Saturdays 12-3pm
Location: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street
Information: marisacalise@goreplace.org
Sponsor: Gore Place
Admission: $5 per hour, per backpack
In honor of Archaeology Month, Gore Place is offering an archaeology themed backpack as part of a "Take a Walk" activity.  With it, children and their accompanying adults can explore the open spaces and hidden places on this 50 acre estate.  Each backpack contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, and archaeology related activities. Come to the Carriage House to get a backpack and start your adventure!

Wayland

Mansion Inn: The Making of a Scholar

Date & Time: Sunday, October 27, 2:30pm
Location: Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road
Information: Tonya.Largy@verizon.net
Sponsor: Wayland Historical Commission
Admission: Free
Mansion Inn is a well-known Native American cremation burial site. Concord native and archaeologist, Dena Dincauze, took on the formidable task of studying the artifacts recovered from a site that was dug in a non-scientific way by avocational archaeologists and local residents. Dincauze studied the stone tools as part of her dissertation research at Harvard University. This seminal work began her remarkable career as a leader in New England Archaeology.   

Wellesley

Archaeology Month Drop-In Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 2-3pm
Location: Davis Museum, 106 Central Street. Meet in the lobby.
Information: www.theDavis.org
Sponsor: Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Admission: Free
Join us for an archaeology-themed tour of the Davis's permanent collections led by a Student Guide. Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  For a full schedule of tours, please visit www.theDavis.org. This program is generously supported by the Elizabeth Bein Keto '48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund.

Wellfleet

Guided Native History Walk: From the Praying Indians of the Lower Cape to King Philip's War of 1675

Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 10am-12pm (Rain date is Sunday, October 27, 10am-12pm)
Location: Directions emailed with payment confirmation
Information: 508-432-3997, info@harwichconservationtrust.org
Sponsor: Harwich Conservation Trust and Wellfleet Conservation Trust
Admission: $20 per person (To register for a space visit https://hct.ejoinme.org/MyPages/PrayingIndiansHistoryWalkOct262019/tabid/1075685/Default.aspx)
Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a guided walk offering a unique perspective of the difficult social times for the First People of the Lower Cape before and at the time of King Philip's War of 1675. We will venture down Cape and consider the pressures from encroaching colonial boundaries at this time period. Look through the lens of local native people and how they had to make life altering decisions about family and community in a rapidly changing world. Compare the common ground peril of social displacement for communities and the relative short term safety by remaining insulated as the Praying Indians of the Lower Cape up until the death of Parson Samuel Treat and the Great Snow of 1717. Please bring walking shoes/hiking boots and water. This moderate walk is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Wilmington

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Winchester

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Woburn

Middlesex Canal Bike Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 9am
Location: Sullivan Square MBTA Station, Charlestown to Lowell
Information: www.middlesexcanal.org
Sponsor: Middlesex Canal Association, www.middlesexcanal.org
Admission: Free (Return MBTA Commuter Rail fare is participants' responsibility)
Bike tour of historic Middlesex Canal Route (38 miles). Depart 9am from Charlestown (Sullivan T Station) to Lowell (MBTA Train Station). Return to Boston via commuter rail on 5pm train. Join or leave at several intermediate stopping points including Sandy Beach, Winchester; Kiwanis Park, Woburn; Wilmington MBTA Station; Middlesex Canal Museum near North Billerica MBTA Station. Google "Canal Ride Cue Sheet" for route description/details. Helmets Required. Steady rain cancels.

Worcester

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Central Chapter Meeting

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 7:30pm
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 41 Whitemarsh Avenue (Greendale Section)
Information: www.massarchaeology.org
Sponsor: Massachusetts Archaeological Society
Admission: Free
Join the MAS Cemtral Chapter for its monthly free lectures by experts in archaeology and history. We meet at the Zion Lutheran Church in Worcester on the first Saturday of the month from October to December and April through June. Lectures are free and open to the public. Find us on Facebook or see www.massarchaeology.org for more information.


Post-Archaeology Month Events

Middleborough

Massachusetts Archaeological Society Annual Meeting

Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 9:30am -5pm
Location: Robbins Museum of Archaeology, 17 Jackson Street
Information: info@massarchaeology.org
Sponsor: Massachusetts Archaeological Society, www.massarchaeology.org
Admission: Adults: $30, Seniors: $20, Students: $12
The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society (MAS) will begin with the business portion in the morning, followed by a slate of presentations and papers in the afternoon. The papers will cover a wide range of interesting archaeological topics. Visit our website at www.massarchaeology.org for a full program description.