INTERPRETING HISTORICAL LANDSCAPES IN THE UPPER CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY 

On Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm via Zoom, archaeologist Gail Golec will discuss historic resources and archaeological sites in the Upper Connecticut River Valley over Rockingham Library zoom. Often these resources and sites are looked upon as isolated finds, rather than a wider community with a shared history. Learning to view geographical landscapes, natural resources and historical events as interconnected creates a more accurate understanding of our culture and times and better informs us how to preserve and interpret resources.  

Gail Golec has been a professional archaeologist for over 20 years, working on sites primarily in New Hampshire and Vermont. Born and raised in the area, Golec has undertaken extensive research projects focusing on the Contact Period/Early Colonial Settlement, 18th/19th century cemeteries and documenting the lives of Indigenous and African American community members of the Greater Falls and Monadnock Region. Golec teaches classes on these topics, gives community lectures and writes and produces a podcast about historic cemeteries called “The Secret Life of Death.” www.thesecretlifeofdeath.com 

To receive an invitation to join this live zoom presentation, contact programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, call the library at (802) 463-4270, or stop by the Library (65 Westminster St, Bellows Falls, VT). This free lecture, a collaboration between the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission and the Rockingham Free Public Library, and was made possible through a grant from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service.