Ceremonial Stonework Walk in Hartman Park

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Serpent Stone, Photo by Markham Starr
Date: Sat February 4, 2023
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Place: Hartman Park, Meet at the main entrance parking lot, Gungy Rd, Lyme CT.
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join us for a walk, beginning from the main parking lot at Hartman Park, to see ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that has inhabited New England for at least 12,000 years. Documentary photographer Markham Starr will lead the walk. 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. We will walk about four miles. some of it off-trail. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a walking stick for stability. 

 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 and other museums throughout New England. 

Register: education@lymelandtrust.org A snack will be provided. Bring a bottle of water. 

 


Join us for a walk, beginning from the main parking lot at Hartman Park, to see ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that has inhabited New England for at least 12,000 years. Documentary photographer Markham Starr will lead the walk. 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. We will walk about four miles. some of it off-trail. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a walking stick for stability. 

 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 and other museums throughout New England. 

Register: education@lymelandtrust.org A snack will be provided. Bring a bottle of water.