Native Americans used raw materials in native arts and crafts, materials that are as plentiful in the Parker River watershed. Examples of their art provide an insight into their culture, which has often been overlooked for generations in our local history. Historian Mary Ellen Lepionka will share her knowledge
of, and enthusiasm for, this most interesting topic. She is a publisher, author, editor, textbook developer, and college instructor with a Master’s degree in anthropology from Boston University and post-graduate work at the University of British Columbia. Since 2008, she has researched the findings and available information in our local area of the Native American people who lived here. She is a trustee and member of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society. The program will take place in the refuge visitor center auditorium. This free public program is sponsored by the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Parker River NWR. No preregistration for this program.