Louis A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter

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

Rock Shelter

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.

Meeting Time

First Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Location

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).



Chapter Officers

President: John Phillips

Vice President:   Madeline Bourque Kearin

Secretary:  Gretchen Bock

Treasurer:  Patricia O’Donnell

Trustees:  Barbara E. Buske, Jeanne Mikelson, Patricia Wilson, Laurie Kimsal