CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Croton Point Nature Center will host a special archaeology event on Sunday, May 18, at Croton Point Park.
The L.A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association, will present "“Archaeology of the St. George’s/St. Mark’s Church Site: A Journey from Colonial Wilderness to Modern Suburbia” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Madeline B. Kearin will host the presentation that is free and open to the public.
Kearin, dig co-director (with Laurie Kimsal) and a doctoral student at Brown University, will discuss the "archaeological evidence uncovered by the Lower Hudson Chapter in its ongoing excavation of the oldest historic site in Mount Kisco, N.Y.," according to a release.
"Occupied by two churches, St. George’s (1761-1819) and St. Mark’s (1850-1916), the site was the scene of several Revolutionary War events. Over the century following independence, it bore witness to the growth of local industry and business effected by the extension of the Harlem Railroad Line to Mount Kisco in 1847," representatives said in the release. "Throughout the development of the village from a sparsely populated 'settlement in the woods' to the bustling suburban center it is today, the St. George’s/St. Mark’s Church site has acted as the stable axis around which the community revolved, connecting the historic to the modern landscape and present-day residents to their Colonial predecessors."