The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

LET THE LANDSCAPE SPEAK


LET THE LANDSCAPE SPEAK
THE IMPORTANCE AND MEANING OF THE INDIGENOUS CEREMONIAL STONE LANDSCAPE

WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2018
4:00PM-6:00PM
FORBES LIBRARY, 20 WEST ST. NORTHAMPTON, MA FRIENDS OF FORBES COMMUNITY ROOM, BASEMENT LEVEL

FEATURED SPEAKER
Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office

The Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Landscape surrounds us in New England, often hidden in plain sight in the forests and fields. Most people who come across enigmatic stone structures don't know that some are remnants of a network built by Indigenous Americans for ceremonial and other purposes. Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office, has been Tribally certified in the identification of ceremonial stone features for 16 years. He will present an illustrated talk showing various types of Indigenous ceremonial stone features. Ample time will be provided for questions about structures audience members know of. The event is accessible to children 12yrs+ and adults.

This program is sponsored by the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

More info: https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4007286

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