Date: Fri November 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 248 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT
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Documentary photographer Markham Starr will present a slideshow which takes the audience on an extended walk through the woods to see the ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that inhabited New England for 12,000 years. 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. This slideshow, from the book by the same name, comes from photographs from sites in North Stonington and neighboring Rhode Island.
Attendees of the slideshow will be invited to a walk to see stonework in one of our local preserves on Saturday, November 16th at 9:00 am, location to be announced (raindate Nov 17).
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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