Van Epps-Hartley Chapter

New York State Archaeological Association

Founded in 1916 in Fonda, NY.

Van Epps-Hartley Chapter Meetings and Activities

Van Epps-Hartley Chapter members meet three times a year for a Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall meeting. These meetings change venues, and feature a speaker(s). In addition, the chapter also meets approximately eight times during the summer for work nights at our headquarters at the Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY, in which they continue to catalog and process the collections given to the chapter.

2016 Meetings

Winter/Spring Meeting: February 27th.  Guest Speaker: Edward Curtin

Summer Picnic: July 30th.  Guest Speker: David Moyer

Fall: TBA

Work Nights

July 22nd

August 26th

Meeting Time

Our Friday night work sessions begin at 7pm and typically end around 9pm. Our Winter/Spring and Fall meetings are from 1pm – 4pm. Our Summer Picnic meets 12am – 4pm.

People can also contact the secretary for more information.

Meeting Locations

Winter/Spring and Fall meetings change venues often. Please check back here or with the secretary for meeting times and places. The summer picnic and Friday night work sessions meet at the Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY.

Chapter Officers

President:  Jonathan Vidulich

Vice President:  Wayne Lenig

Treasurer:  Tom Anderson

Secretary:  Sarah Vidulich

2015 Meetings

Spring meeting 2015:  March 7th

Summer Picnic 2015:  July 25th, 12noon-4pm.  Special Guest Tim Abel from the Thousand Islands Chapter

Fall Meeting 2015: November-TBA

Work Nights

The following dates are when the chapter will be meeting for our Friday night work sessions. We meet at the Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, NY at 7pm.

May 2
May 23
June 13
June 27
July 18
August 8
August 29
September 19
October 17

2013 Meetings

Winter/Spring Meeting: April 6, 2013, New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center Meeting Rooms A & B. Presentations by Dr. John Lothrop, Curator of Archaeology at the NYSM, and Marty Pcikands, archaeologist with the NYSM Cultural Resource Survey Program.

Summer Picnic: July 20, 2013, National Keateri Tekakwitha Shrine, Fonda, NY. Presentation by Wayne Lenig on current research and discoveries on Mohawk village movements.

Fall Meeting: December 7, 2013, Stockade Building, Schenectady Community College. Presentations by Ron Kingsley, Dan Bradt, and Diana Carter for the Schenectady Community Archaeology Project, and Wayne Lenig on Late Woodland Sites on the Lower Mohawk.

Friday Night Work Sessions

May 24
June 14
July 5
July 26
August 23
September 6
September 27
October 18