The Friends of Pine Hawk programs were presented with support from the Acton Memorial Library and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.

Acton: 4000 to 7000 Years Ago Thursday, May 9, 7-8:30 PM, by local archaeologist Kimberley Connors at the Acton Memorial Library:

Extending a popular talk Ms. Connors gave last year, 4000 to 7000 Years Ago focuses specifically on Acton’s archeological sites from the Middle Archaic period (4000-7000 years before present). The most well-known of these is the Pine Hawk site in South Acton, but there are several other sites along the Assabet River and its tributaries.

This program brings our local landscape alive by looking at why indigenous people were so attracted to this region. Through the artifacts and excavations of local archaeological sites, people can look beyond the glare of the modern to the contours of the land and understand more about Indigenous people and how they thrived here for millennia. Ms. Connors will lead a walk through the Trail through Time a short time later on May 18, so people can see firsthand some of the landscape and sites described in this lecture.

Register HERE to attend in person or via Zoom.

Spring Archaeology Walk Saturday, May 18, noon-2PM in North Acton

Local archaeologist Kimberley Connors will lead a two-mile hike focusing on Native American features along the Trail Though Time in North Acton. Registrants will receive an email with details a few days before the walk. Limited to first 20 people to sign up, ages 15 and up. (Rain Date, Sunday, May 19, noon-2PM).

Register HERE to walk.