Speaker Series: Mohican Investigations of the 1783 Ox Roast Feast Site. Mon Nov 15, 2:15 pm

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on Zoom on November 15 at 2:15 pm. Bonney Hartley, member of the Stockbridge Munsee Mohican Nation and its Tribal Historic Preservation Manager, will discuss the significance of a 2021 archaeological excavation of the 1783 Ox Roast Feast Site in Stockbridge, MA. The site being explored is where an historic yet largely forgotten feast occurred. It was sponsored by none other than General George Washington who wanted to thank Mohican veterans for their service in the Revolutionary War.

Bonney Hartley is a cultural resources professional who works to preserve, manage, and interpret indigenous cultural heritage. In her capacity as Tribal Historic Preservation Manager and working from an extension office in Williamstown, MA, she protects Mohican and Munsee (Lenape) cultural sites and repatriates cultural items from a variety of institutions. Prior to this role she held posts with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and with nonprofit organizations including Seva Foundation.

Hartley holds a Master of Social Science Degree–International Relations from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She was recognized in 2013 by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office as an American Indian Local Unsung Hero Awardee. Since 2018, Bonney has served on the Board of Trustees of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz.

The talk will be presented on Zoom. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcOuorTwoH9wjtoAcgOxuU9IOIGOwz0b0 

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR was chartered 125 years ago in 1896. A nonpartisan organization welcoming eligible women without regard to race, creed, or religion, it includes 130 members who trace their lineage back to a patriot in the American Revolution–whether serving as soldier, shopkeeper, or seamstress. In accordance with the National Society DAR, members work to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the women and men who achieved American independence, to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion, and to foster patriotic citizenship.

The chapter owns and maintains its meeting house, the Historic Robert Jenkins House, at 113 Warren Street in Hudson. The chapter and the chapter house can be accessed at hudson-dar.orgfacebook.com/HudsonDARinstagram.com/robertjenkinshousehendrickhudsonchapterdar@gmail.com, and (518) 828-9764.

Robert Jenkins House tours, library, and chapter in-person activities are resuming. The Speaker Series continues to be available virtually via Zoom.

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