As the deciduous forests of New England lose their autumn leaves, the brief period before the snow reveals hidden stories of past human settlement are revealed in abandoned cemeteries, stonewalls, and cellar holes all but reclaimed by nature.
Join Tin Mountain Teacher/Naturalist Carol Foord on Saturday, November 12 from 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM for this fascinating foray to the field to uncover the history of the Saco Valley region through local stoneworks. Foord will journey
from 1725 to 1825 visiting Lovewell’s monument, a slave’s grave, Frye’s cellar hole, Molly Ockett’s cave, and numerous other unique stoneworks sites. As this course is entirely in the field, dress in layers, wear good walking shoes, and bring water and snacks. Each site involves short, easy walking. Carpooling between sites is encouraged.
Carol Foord earned an M.A. in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. As a teacher-naturalist with Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Carol teaches in the Mount Washington Valley public schools of Maine
and New Hampshire. She interprets the geologic, glacial, cultural and natural history of New Hampshire and Maine. She served as president of Freedom Historical Society from 1996 to 2002 and is now a trustee of that organization. She was president of the Pequawket League of Historical Societies of Maine and New Hampshire from 2002 to 2005. An avid researcher of local history, Ms. Foord is the author of Ossipee Riverlands (Arcadia Press, Dover, NH, 2000), Sketches of Freedom (Freedom Press Associates, 2001) and co-author of Places of Historic and Scenic Interest in Carroll County, New Hampshire, 2006. She is currently working on a book about the “lost houses” of Shawtown in Freedom, New Hampshire.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit providing environmental education in the Mount Washington Valley for over thirty-three years. Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Programs are made possible by the L.L. Bean and the Evenor Armington Fund. Programs are open to the public. Doantions of $3 per person and $5 per family are appreciated. For more information on Tin Mountain Conservation Center visit www.tinmountain.org, call 603-447-6991 or friend on facebook.