New York State Archaeological Association
Founded in 1984 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Lower Hudson Chapter Meetings and Activities
Activities for 2016
April 17 — Dr. Curtis Hoffman, “Prayers in Stone”
May 15 — John Phillips, “Hunter Brook Rock Shelter”, plus a walking tour of the
A date TBD in June — Walking tour of the rock shelters on Iona Island
led by Doc Baynes, retired naturalist educator from Sterling Forest
October 2 — Archaeology Day — Events & speaker TBD
November 20 — Speaker TBD
December 18 — Speaker TBD, plus Annual Holiday Party
Mt. Kisco Excavations
In September 2013, the Chapter began excavating the oldest site in Mt. Kisco, NY, with the goal of discovering the location, construction, and use of two Episcopal churches on the site – St. George’s (1761-1819) and St. Mark’s (1852-1916). This site is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. During 22 days of excavation, the team discovered several areas of architectural artifacts from St. Mark’s Church, and an 18th century stone foundation wall that may have been part of St. George’s. Digging ceased in November and will begin again once the ground thaws in spring 2014.
First Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
Croton Point Park Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
The newsletter details the Louis A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter upcoming activities and presents articles on archaeology related topics in the Lower Hudson Valley. It is circulated to members in spring (March), summer (June), fall (September), and winter (December).
President: John Phillips
Vice President: Madeline Bourque Kearin
Secretary: Gretchen Bock
Treasurer: Patricia O’Donnell