Wakefield Estate’s 2017 Stone Soup launches Wednesday, Jan. 25

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Join your Milton Neighbors for some Stone Soup & Speakers!

This year’s Stone Soup & Speaker Series, held the last Wednesday of the month from January-April, will look at several key periods in our local history to highlight stories of our past that reveal important connections to our present and future. The series will cover the time of pre-European occupation, the colonial and Industrial Revolution periods, and concluding with a review of the area’s natural and environmental history over the 20th century.

The Wakefield Estate’s Stone Soup & Speaker Series is held the last Wednesday of the month from January – April.

The series kicks-off on Wednesday, January 25 with a talk by DCR archaeologist Ellen Berkland, titled The First People: Their Legacy and Our Collective Future. This place we now call Milton has been home to people for thousands of years. Ellen will share stories and insights about how this area became the heartbeat, home and eponym for our commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Ellen Berkland has been a practicing professional archaeologist in New England for over 30 years. Before joining the Department of Conservation and Recreation as staff archaeologist, Berkland served as the Boston City Archaeologist for 15 years and worked on almost all of the Big Dig archaeological campaigns. In addition to acting as the review and compliance agent for a half million acres of below ground resources in the Commonwealth, Berkland is dedicated to educating DCR staff and the public on the people, land-use history and fragility of our non-renewable cultural resources.

Space IS limited. Pre-registration is required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924.

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