The Barkhamsted Lighthouse Book Talk with Dr. Ken Feder

october, 2023

29oct1:00 pmFeaturedThe Barkhamsted Lighthouse Book Talk with Dr. Ken FederInstitute for American Indian Studies1:00 pm

Event Details

Sunday, October 29th @ 1:00pm

Deep in the woods of Barkhamsted, Connecticut archaeologist Ken Feder found a series of irregular cellar holes that led to an archaeological and genealogical investigation into what had come to be known as the legend of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse. In the mid-1700s, Molly and James Chaugham, the latter of whom was a Narragansett Indian from Block Island, started a family and created a community that became a magnet for other outcasts including Native Americans, as well as people of African and European descent. Join Dr. Ken Feder, professor emeritus in Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University for an in-person presentation and discussion of his newly published book The Barkhamsted Lighthouse: The Archaeology of the Lighthouse Family (Rowman and Littlefield, 2023).

Attendees will receive a discount code for a hardcover or eBook copy. Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated. Please visit our website to register. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected] . Price of participation: $15 for Non-Members, $5 for IAIS Members.

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(Sunday) 1:00 pm