Friday, August 8, 2014

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS 28TH ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

28TH ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE

Hosted by

THE NORTH JERSEY HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

INC. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER NYSAA

FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST STATE PARK


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
LAUNTENBURG VISITOR CENTER, STERLING FOREST STATE PARK
115 OLD FORGE ROAD, TUXEDO, NY

CONFERENCE THEME: HISTORIC IRONMAKING

In 2014 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Ironmaster Peter Hasenclever in Ringwood in 1764.

Please join us at this “IRONMASTERS CONFERENCE” by presenting your research.  Topics should  relate to aspects of the iron industry – works, mines, owners and workers, etc.  Presentations should be limited to 25 minutes and may be illustrated in Power Point only.  (We will not have slide projectors or overhead projectors available). Presenters will have an opportunity to interact with fellow presenters and an audience of iron buffs,  archaeologists, and iron industry historians.  The event is free to attend, but reservations will be required as space is limited.

Sterling Forest State Park is an historic iron site containing Sterling Furnace, the ruins of a workers village, ruins of iron related buildings and many mines.  The beautiful Launtenburg Visitor Center overlooks Sterling Lake and contains several exhibits relating to the history of iron mining and manufacturing in the Park along with an introductory movie that describes the region and its resources.

Kindly submit a title and abstract to Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., Program chair, via email atedlenik@hotmail.com or snail mail at 100 Deerfield Road, Wayne, NJ 07470-6414 bySeptember 1, 2014. Please include your affiliation and a brief bibliography.

Walking tours of iron sites in the region are being planned and the three sponsoring organizations will have books for sale in the Bookroom.

Questions?  Please contact Ed Lenik at the email above.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Tulpehaking Nature Center survey


The Tulpehaking Nature Center will soon open (October 8th), and nature center staff want to know what programs you’d like to see developed there. Would you lend three minutes of your time to answer this six question survey?

The nature center sits on the bluffs overlooking the Abbott Marshlands just south of Trenton, NJ. Formerly known as the Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh, The Abbott Marshlands is known for its rich archaeological heritage, with deposits representing 13000 years of Native American history in the Delaware Valley. It also includes the Delaware River’s northernmost freshwater tidal marsh and 3000 acres of diverse landscape providing homes for numerous plants and animals, including wild rice, cattails, river otters, and beaver.

The nature center, operated by the Mercer County Park Commission, will be the main educational facility for the Abbott Marshlands. Please take a moment to let them know what programs would interest you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Volunteer Day Reminder/ ASNJ T-Shirt Reservation Form

 Reminder:
ASNJ will be attending Monmouth University's Field School Program at Cedar Bridge Tavern this Saturday, June 28. If you plan to visit us, please note that we will be offering t-shirts to all participants and guests attending the event. We ask that if you are interested in a shirt, please reserve one here. one using our online reservation form.T-shirts are $10, we request that you bring check or cash to the ASNJ table on Saturday. (Please contact Wendy if you have additional questions about the shirts at wendymier@aol.com) if you haven't signed up to volunteer at the dig, you can do so here- remember that space is limited to 20 participants and you must be a member of ASNJ to participate.


We look forward to seeing you there!





Thursday, May 22, 2014

ASNJ Research Grant, Call for Submissions!

ASNJ RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

Applicants must be an ASNJ member and in good standing. Please contact Jack Cresson for a description of guidelines as well as information regarding what is covered under the Grants Program.  The annual application deadline is June 30.

Send inquiries to:

Jack Cresson, 40 E. 2nd Street Moorestown, N.J.08057 or jackcresson@juno.com.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Event Reminder!

Don't forget to stop by May 10th and visit ASNJ at the Spirit of Jersey's History Fair, located at Washington Crossing State Park from 11AM to 5PM. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 31, 2014

May meeting

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Archaeological Society of NJ meeting


Board meeting and program will be held in the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034http://www.chtownship.com/government/departments/recreation/croft.asp

10:00am    Walking Tour of Historic Colestown Cemetery with noted Camden County        Historian Paul Schopp

Meet at the National Register-listed Colestown Cemetery Gatehouse built by Charles Wilson in 1858 (at the intersection of Church Road and Kings Highway, Cherry Hill) The gatehouse structure is all that remains of the village of Colestown and once shared the site with St Mary's Church c. 1751, which burned in 1899.  Parking in small lot and along entry drives.


11:00-12:00:​ Board Meeting
12:00-12:45:​ Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:15​: Opening Remarks and President’s ​​Welcome

Lecture Series
1:15-1:45:​The Barclay Farmstead Collection. Presented by Sevrie Corson

1:45-2:15:​Prehistory of the Patcong Creek, Atlantic County, NJ. Presented by Sandra Bierbrauer (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

2:15-2:45:​ Break 

2:45-3:15: ​An Unusual Paleo-Indian Cache Find in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Presented by Jack Cresson​

3:15-3:45:​Submerged Islands in the Delaware Bay: A Potential Resource for Pre-Clovis Evidence. Presented by Tony Bonfiglio