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The Housatonic Valley Association of Cornwall Bridge, CT will present a 3-hour "History on the Housatonic" program for all ages from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday August 18, 2012 (rain date: August 25th) alongside the Housatonic River in Canaan/Falls Village, CT. Funding is provided through a Heritage Grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council and HVA. The program will include: Meeting the First Peoples: Dr. Lucianne Lavin will introduce the archaeology and intriguing aspects of Native American Communities Culture in Connecticut's Northwest Corner. Dr. Lavin is a noted archaeologist and Director of Research and Collections for the Institute for American Indian Studies of Washington, CT.The Revolutionary War era in Falls Village: Timothy Abbott, history buff and Revolutionary War re-enactor, will present a program about the march of British and German prisoners on their way to internment in Virginia. Dressed as a Continental soldier and using 18th century equipment, Mr. Abbott will include a musket demonstration and discuss the connection between Canaan/Falls Village and Burgoyne's Troops.
The Iron History of the Upper Housatonic: Ed Kirby, local historian and author, will reveal the rich history of the local iron industry and lead a walk along the Amesville Trail. The Housatonic River, Then and Now: Elaine LaBella will discuss recreational opportunities on the river—fishing, paddling and hiking along the river. Ms. LaBella is Land Protection Director of the Housatonic Valley Association and a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Time: 9-12 noon, Saturday August 18th (Rain Date: August 25th). Location: The Falls Village Recreational Area, on Dugway Road on the west shore of the Housatonic River in Falls Village, CT.