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Posted 11/11/2020

Prayers in Stone

The Mystery of Ceremonial Stone Landscapes in our Woodlands & Wetlands
Jim Wilson, Northampton County Parks & New England Antiquities Research Association

Thursday, January 14th; Illicks Mill (small live audience) and live-streamed. Check back for registration/streaming details.

Ceremonial Stone Landscapes is the term used by the United South & Eastern Tribes (USET), a nonprofit intertribal organization of American Indians, for
stonework sites in eastern North America. USET states that, for thousands of years before the immigration of Europeans, the medicine people of the USET Tribal ancestors used these sacred landscapes to sustain the people’s reliance on Mother Earth and the spirit energies of balance and harmony.

Whether these stone structures are massive or small, stacked, stone rows or effigies, these prayers in stone are often mistaken by archaeologists and State Historic
Preservation Offices as the effort of farmers clearing stone for agricultural or wall building purposes. That long held view is now shifting and is being reevaluated in Pennsylvania, which is rich in stone landscape structures, including here in
the Lehigh Valley.

In this presentation, you’ll see scores of photographs of local “prayers in stone,” learn how the dates of these structures can now be determined and how the PA State Historic Preservation Office is working with citizen volunteers to document ceremonial stone landscapes across the Commonwealth.

Posted 11/9/2020 Train to become a Master Watershed Steward

Open house virtual meetings for potential applicants to the Spring 2021 Master Watershed Steward class will be held in December! Check back here, or on our Facebook Page for more information coming soon.

Past Events

Join us at the Funk Brewing Company in Emmaus from 6:30 – 8:00 on February 6th, 2020 for our Tap Talk: Drowning in Plastic. Register here, or just show up!

Film festival delayed due to COVID – maybe we will have better luck in 2021!!