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Thu 07 Jun
The Lenape: Contact Period Algonquian Culture in the Lower Hudson Valley Region
Thursday, June 7, 2018 07:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

For over 12,000 years Native Americans have lived in the Hudson Valley. The last of the aboriginal populations and cultures in the valley existed during what archaeologists and ethno-historians term the Contact period (A.D. 1550-1750), the time of the first large scale contact between Native Americans and European colonists. Just before European contact, Native Americans of the lower Hudson Valley, referred to as Munsee, migrated into southeastern New York and southwestern Connecticut. Their descendants were known collectively as the Lenape. Drawing on history and archaeology, this presentation by Hudson Valley archaeologist Eugene Boesch will provide some insight into the culture, history and lifeways of this group during this moment of dramatic social change.

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only. Call (845) 446-2134 to Register. Suggested Donation: $5, Members $3

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Jun
Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Join us for a day-long presentation of 18th century blacksmithing. Watch master blacksmiths hand forge nails, hooks, and more. Learn how blacksmithing played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War effort right here at Fort Montgomery!

Sat 23 Jun
18th Century Children's Games
Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Ever play hoops, jacob's ladders, or walk on stilts? How about 18th century style tug-of-war? On Saturday, June 23rd discover firsthand how children and adults alike entertained themselves in world without television, radios, or electricity! Program open to public, especially Children!