Historian to Discuss Early Native Americans

Beacon Institute also extends exhibit 

Evan Pritchard (photo provided)

Evan Pritchard (photo provided)

The Mount Beacon Incline Restoration Society will host a speaker at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at an exhibit it organized at the Beacon Institute. Historian Evan Pritchard will present an hour-long lecture and slide show on the “River Indians” who lived in the Hudson River Valley before 1609.

The author of Native New Yorkers, The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York and founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, Pritchard will share original maps and explain meanings of old place names, identify tribal boundaries, trails and river crossings.

At the same time, the Beacon Institute announced it has extended the Mount Beacon Incline Restoration Society exhibit, which had been scheduled to end this month, until Oct. 2. The institute is located at 199 Main St. For more information, visit inclinerailway.org.

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