NYAC Spring Meeting 2018

Invitation to the New York Archaeological Council
Spring 2018 Meeting and Program, Friday April 27st 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037-9524

Schedule

10-12     NYAC Board Meeting
12-1       Board Members Lunch

1-2:20    NYAC General Business Meeting. All are invited to attend. Agenda includes NYAC Election results.

1PM and After   NYSAA/Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Tours/$5 registration via NYSAA

2:30-5     Afternoon Program: Public Archaeology and the Underground Railroad in New York: Case Studies

An Introduction to the Public Outreach Potential of Archaeology in the Context of
the Underground Railroad in New York, featuring case studies from Niagara Falls
and the Capital Region of the Empire State

• Karolyn Smardz Frost and Judy Wellman will introduce the topic and history with a focus on the Cataract House project in Niagara Falls

• Doug Perrelli will make a brief presentation about the 2017 archaeology of the Cataract House

• Bill Bradberry will talk about the local impact of the project and future directions for this and other initiatives

• Mary Liz Stewart will introduce her Capital Region project and frame our discussion with the philosophy that underlies the work of her Underground Railroad History Project – where archaeology plays a significant role in the research and preservation of African American participation in the Underground Railroad movement. Integrating a dedication to community involvement with this history, many avenues have been created through which professionals, community members, youth, interns, and academics come together to unearth some great finds and bring these artifacts to life for education and edification, challenging commonly held stereotypes related to antebellum African Americans.

Presentations are followed by questions and open discussion of the projects and results, with the showing of posters, artifacts, images and other information related to the projects.

Please note that the NYAC meeting and afternoon program is at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum located 20 minutes east of the NYSAA conference hotel. This is the same location as the NYSAA Friday tour.

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
717 Lakeport Road
Chittenango, NY 13037-9524
315.687.3801
Email: info@clcbm.org
Website: www.chittenangolanding.com

Join us Friday Evening at 8:30 PM for an evening of archaeology videos. Representatives will be available to address the audience and answer questions about the videos. This event takes place at the NYSAA conference hotel- The Comfort Inn, Buckley Road, Syracuse. More details to follow.

2018 NYAC Spring Meeting Announcement (257.4 KiB)