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 or other FOSA members in the list below.
To get an idea of what these are like, please access our YouTube Videos page.

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Tentative Field Work Schedule for 2018.

Please note that this schedule is tentative, and subject to change at any time.

FOSA members who have expressed an interest in field work will be notified of particulars as the date approaches.

> If you are a FOSA member and might nevertheless like to contribute in the work, please contact Kathy Walburn.
> If you are not a FOSA member, to participate you must first join FOSA. To do so, please access the 'Join Us' page by clicking here. Normal cost for joining is $25.
> For those new to field work, please be aware that there may be limited time available for instructional purposes.

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    "History Channel: MysteryQuest: Hitler's Escape with Dr. Nick Bellantoni"
    When: repeated at various times during 2018. 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!

    • "Travel Channel: Mysteries At the Museum on Griswold Vampire Case
    When: repeated at various times during 2018. Check your local listings!
    Where: Travel Channel
    What: The "Griswold Vampire Case" began with the uncovering of 29 graves in an abandoned cemetery set in a now-eroding rock pit. In one of the graves the bones had been rearranged, following an exhumation of the deceased. Looking into this more deeply, Nick became involved in vampire legends which existed in eastern Connecticut and western Rhode Island, especially in the late-18th to late 19th centuries. It turned out that these kinds of exhumations and bone-rearrangings were an attempt by people whose families were being devastated by tuberculosis, who trying to save their families using beliefs and methods originating from eastern Europe.
    For additional information: Do a Google search on "vampires" to find items on this within this web site, including a video of a talk given by Nick at Quinnipiac University in 2013 and a book, Food For the Dead, in which additional background information is provided.

    "Science Channel: Secrets of the Underground: "Secret History of the New World"
    When: available after original airing on Science Channel, at https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/
    Where: Science Channel
    What: Dr. Jones will be appearing in the Science channel show "Secrets of the Underground" premiering March 28 at 10:00 PM. The episode is entitled "Secret History of the New World." Dr. Jones will be providing context on the Gungywamp ruins in Groton.


    OTHER GROUPS' UPCOMING EVENTS


    Conference on New England Archaeology

    CT Archaeology Center / Office of State Archaeology

    Connecticut Gravestone Network (Facebook)

    Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

    Ellington Historical Society

    Friends of Center Cemetery

    Friends of Hammonassett

    Historical Society of Glastonbury

    Institute for American Indian Studies

    Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club

    Madison Historical Society

    Museum of Connecticut Glass

    Scranton Memorial Library