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Historic Preservation Month Lecture

May 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

The celebration of Historic Preservation Month will continue at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, Kelley Berliner, eastern regional director of The Archaeological Conservancy, will discuss “The Archaeological Conservancy’s Preservation Efforts in the East: from the Paleoindian through 20th-Century Industrial Sites.” For the past 42 years, the Conservancy has been the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to the permanent preservation of archaeological sites across the country. Its diverse sites range from the Thunderbird site, with remains of one of the earliest Paleoindian structures discovered in the U.S., to the Pamplin Pipe Factory, a manufacturing facility that grew from an early cottage industry of making pipes from local clays. Berliner will highlight some of the important sites protected by the Conservancy, including some in West Virginia, and the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve them. Berliner holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary. Her interests include public archaeology, community engagement, preservation and archaeology of the northeastern United States and Canada. https://wvculture.org/grave-creek-mound-archaeological-complex-celebrates-historic-preservation-and-gardening-in-may/

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