Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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NYSAA adapting to the “New Normal”

This has been a turbulent and very challenging year for us all with the Covid-19 pandemic, an economy with numerous people unemployed, and the election. But as Governor Cuomo says – we are “New York Tough!” and at NYSAA we have plans to move forward safely.

Zoom Chapter Meetings

The NYSAA has some exciting plans to help our members safely get together in this period of the “new normal.” We are working to create a winter/spring schedule of once a month zoom chapter meetings. There is a committee planning an exciting program so that members of all of our chapters can join a zoom meeting and hear lectures with great Powerpoint slides on New York State Archaeology.

Because we know that it won’t be safe to have an in-person conference in April, we will do what other archaeology organizations have successfully tried – a zoom conference. Just think, you can relax in casual clothes with your slippers on and sitting in your easy chair with a nice cup of coffee and tune in for the talks you want to hear. Plus, no time driving across the state, and no hotel and meal expenses. Sounds inviting, doesn’t it? Even though we will miss seeing everyone in person and chatting, this is a nice, stop-gap measure until we can happily celebrate together in 2022.

Please check this website in January for the dates and topics for our spring zoom lecture series and the list of speakers and talks for our end of April Zoom conference.

Stay safe,
Sherene Baugher
President, NYSAA

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