Tuesday, April 14, 2009

28 spear points on exhibit in Madison, CT

"Twenty-two years ago, a utility crew digging in Madison turned up a cache of archaic/woodland transition spear points. Recently, a lineman who had collected 28 of perhaps 40 of them (attached image), brought them to the Scranton Library saying "Maybe the folks from Madison would like to see this collection?" The rest is history.

The Town of Madison will celebrate this event on April 18th: 1 to 4 p.m. at Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT. For more information, call (203) 245-7365 or Don at (203) 245-9192.


1 to 1:30 pm Smudging ceremony outside the Library, Al Saunders Mohegan Tribe
2 p.m. Welcoming Remarks, Dale Carson Abenaki Tribe, Don Rankin, M.D. Cherokee family ties
2:05 p.m. Gathering Drumming Song, Allan Saunders Mohegan Tribe
2:10 p.m. Artifacts from Henry Golet given to Native Americans
2:15 p.m. Remarks about the Atlatl, Gary Nolf, Word Atlatl Association and Friend of State Archaeology
2:30 pm Connecticut Native American History slide presentation, Don Rankin, M.D. Docent, Meigs Point Nature Center, Special Guest State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Ballantoni, PhD.

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