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Renard Lecture: The Archaeology of Lyndhurst, TarrytownNovember 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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November 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
November 13, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5
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Renard Lecture: The Archaeology of Lyndhurst, Tarrytown

The National Historic Landmark Lyndhurst Mansion Estate is a National Trust for Historic Preservation property located in Tarrytown, New York. The property has undergone tremendous changes over the last two and a half centuries, evolving from swampy, forested woodland, to farm fields, orchards, and pastures, to a planned, cultivated landscape. Each period was associated with different peoples and cultures. Archaeological excavations on the property and its vicinity over the last 50 years have revealed diverse remains associated with these peoples, reflecting use of the area by Pre-Contact period Native Americans, early colonial period tenant farmers, early nineteenth century merchants, and Gilded Age landowners and other social elites. The most noted resident of the Mansion was Jay Gould, the leading American railroad developer and speculator. Many of the landscape features he initiated still can be seen on the property. This talk will provide an overview of the Lyndhurst Mansion property, discussing its environment, history, and architecture.

Eugene Boesch, of Mahopac, has undertaken archaeological investigations in the Hudson Valley area for 30 years. His work has primarily focused on Native American cultures and adaptations in the Eastern Woodlands of North America and on early Euro-American settlement in the Hudson Valley region. He has also worked in Israel, California, and the Illinois River Valley. Dr. Boesch teaches at Adelphi University and Westchester Community College, and is a member of the Westchester County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and the Putnam County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: Doors Open at 9:30 am