UPCOMING EVENTS

Of Interest to FOSA Members and the General Public

Note: At various times, you may find reference made to hikes given by the State Archaeologist in the list below.
To get an idea of what these are like, please access our YouTube Videos page.

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• 2016 Bauer Series: Live Reptile Show

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Where: St. Andrew's Church, 232 Durham Road (route 79), Madison, CT
What: Presented by Ranger Russ Miller, Director of Meigs Point Nature Center. Come and see which selection of snakes, turtles and lizards he will have on hand for this Live Reptile Show.
> The event is free and open to the public.
> Light refreshments will be available.
> To access the Friends of Hammonasset's Bauer Series web site, please click here.
> For additional information call 203-245-9192.


• 2016 Bauer Series: Nature / Archaeology Hike

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 1:00 PM
Where: Starting at Meigs Point, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT (behind the Nature Center)
What: Led by Gary Nolf and Don Rankin, representing Friends of the Office of State Archaeology and Friends of Hammonasset. Hopefully we can spot some seals sunning themselves off Meigs Point.
> Archaeology exhibits will be available in the Nature Center from 11:00AM to 3:00PM; folks can bring their own artifacts for interpretation.
> The atlatl will be demonstrated. Folks participate at their own risk and should dress for wintry conditions.
> The event is free and open to the public.
> Light refreshments will be available.
> Please Note: Pets will not be permitted on the hike.
> To access the Friends of Hammonasset's Bauer Series web site, please click here.
> For additional information call 203-245-9192.


• 2016 Bauer Series: Open House at Matteson's Maple Manor 1-5pm

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Where: 235 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT (1/4 mile west of Daniel Hand High School)
What: During the Open House Jim Matteson will demonstrate the Native American tradition of making maple syrup using a modern, wood fired, Small Brothers evaporator. This small batch operator will also have a variety of maple syrup grades for sale in pint, quart, half gallon containers, and 500ml fancy gift bottles with the Mattesonís Maple Manor label. Jimís maple syrup can also be purchased at the Field House Farm (www.fieldhousefarm.net) also located on Green Hill Road. No pets please.
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> The event is free and open to the public.
> To access the Friends of Hammonasset's Bauer Series web site, please click here.
> For additional information call 203-245-9192.


• Talk by Zachary Singer: "The Paleoindian Period in Connecticut"

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016 1:00 PM
Where: Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (UConn campus), 2019 Hillside Road, Storrs CT
What: Paleoindians are the first peoples who entered and inhabited the Americas during the final glacial period of the late Pleistocene around 13,000 years ago. Several Paleoindian sites have been studied in Connecticut, offering clues about possible Paleoindian lifeways in Southern New England. Join Zachary Singer, doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and a research associate for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, and learn about his research on Paleoindian lifeways in Southern New England.
Cost: Free and open to the public
> For additional information, see the CSMNH web site's calendar by clicking here or call Dave Colberg at 860-486-5690.

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"History Channel: MysteryQuest: Hitler's Escape with Dr. Nick Bellantoni"

When: repeated at various times during 2016. Check your local listings!
Where: History Channel
What: Former CT State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni was requested by the History Channel to travel to both Germany and Moscow to study the remains which are said to be those of Adolph Hitler. It was a tremendous adventure for Dr. Bellantoni; and good reviews for UConn as well. Watch the History Channel to hear the whole story!



OTHER GROUPS' UPCOMING EVENTS

Archaeological Society of Connecticut   (click the "ASC" button in the "... Events" section of the ASC home page)

Conference on New England Archaeology.

CT Archaeology Center / Office of State Archaeology .

Connecticut Gravestone Network.

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History.

Ellington Historical Society.

Friends of Center Cemetery

Friends of Hammonassett.

Institute for American Indian Studies.

Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club.

Madison Historical Society

Museum of Connecticut Glass

Scranton Memorial Library