Date: Sat March 28, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm-ish
Place: Meet at Mount Archer parking lot, Mount Archer Rd. Lyme, CT
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This walk is cancelled due to coronavirus precautions. It will be rescheduled in the future.
Documentary photographer Markham Starr returns to Lyme to lead a walk in Jewett preserve to see ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that inhabited New England for 12,000 years. We will walk about two miles. Native Americans built several distinct types of structures in our area, ranging from cairns to stone serpent effigies, and these spiritual offerings remain standing in now long abandoned woods. While Native American stonework is widely recognized out west and to the south, New England’s stonework remains obscure, having blended back into the woods.
Markham Starr is a documentary photographer concerned with the disappearing working cultures of New England. He is the author of a dozen books, providing glimpses into the lives of people such as commercial fishermen, farmers, and cannery workers, and has written about other subjects such as historic barns in Connecticut. His work has appeared in national magazines and is part of the permanent collection at the Library of Congress, Historic New England, and other museums throughout New England.
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