Talk set on col­lect­ing In­dian ar­ti­facts

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CAM­BRIDGE — Terry Cran­nell, the cu­ra­tor of the Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s col­lec­tion of Na­tive Amer­i­can ar­ti­facts, most of which were found by sev­eral col­lec­tors in Dorch­ester County, will present “Ro­manc­ing the Stone: Col­lect­ing In­dian Ar­ti­facts — Then and Now,” at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Aug. 3, at the Rob­bins Her­itage Cen­ter at the Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

Cran­nell will dis­cuss his more than 55 years of search­ing fields, creeks and shore­lines for ar­row­heads, fos­sils and colo­nial ar­ti­facts. He will talk about his ad­ven­tures in Dorch­ester County, some of the items he has found and the peo­ple that freely gave him ac­cess to the many re­sources of his pas­sion.

He will present a Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tion, show­ing the Ch­e­sa­peake land­scape and its changes dur­ing his life­time, in­clud­ing changes in farm­ing and ero­sion pro­tec­tion prac­tices, which have made it dif­fi­cult to con­tinue col­lect­ing as he and oth­ers ex­pe­ri­enced it in the past. He also will show a short vir­tual clip of an ar­row­head hunt in the field and on the shore­line.

The South Dorch­ester Folk Mu­seum, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, presents this free pro­gram in its lec­ture series about lo­cal his­tory. For more in­for­ma­tion about the this pro­gram or the mu­seum, con­tact John Neild at 410-228-6175 or email Lynne Mills at sdhs1967@com

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