Thursday, January 30, 2014

“Recent Archeological Finds on the Old Champlain Canal in Waterford”

“Recent Archeological Finds on the Old Champlain Canal in Waterford,”
Waterford Museum’s Winter Series at McGreivey’s

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center proudly announces our fourth program in the Winter Series, “Recent Archeological Finds on the Old Champlain Canal in Waterford” by Hartgen Archeological Associates Archeology to take place on February 11. Our presenter will be Matthew J. Kirk from Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Prior to dredging the Hudson River to remove PCB-laden sediments, the EPA installed a water line beneath the river providing Waterford with water from the Tomhannock Reservoir in Rensselaer County. Hartgen conducted archeological excavations of sites along the water line route in Waterford and Troy. Part of the project uncovered a portion of the old Champlain Canal, near the former Matton shipyard. Mr. Kirk will discuss the history of the canal and shipyard in this area, as well as the archeological information recovered from the excavations. Although only small portions of the canal were exposed, the archeology provides a compelling story of the evolution of the canal and the physical changes that occurred over time.

Enjoy splendid food, fascinating facts, great conversation and engaging company though the Fall and Winter at 7pm on the second Tuesday of every month at McGreivey’s, one of this areas finest restaurants. Programs run 7-8pm, registration starts at 6:30pm. Food & Drink available for PURCHASE all evening. Suggested donation is $6 per person ($5 members).

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