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October Event at Middlesex Fells Reservation

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History Lives in the Fells!

  In honor of Archaeology Month 2022, join us for the Spot Pond Archaeological Walking Tour with DCR Archaeology Assistant Jonathan Ruane on Oct. 21 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Explore the history and archaeological resources of Middlesex Fells Reservation. Spot Pond was a focal part of colonial development of this region of Massachusetts and appeared on one of the first maps sent back to Europe. As factories replaced farming in the early 19th century, the site became an industrial center focused on the production of shoes and new technologies in the manipulation and use of rubber with players Nathaniel Hayward and Charles Goodyear, and the Converse shoe brand. The talk will also include recovered artifacts and the stories they tell.

  Rain cancels. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for hiking (sturdy closed toe shoes). For ages 12+ years.

  All programs are free and open to the public. Bring water. Consider sunscreen. An adult must accompany children. Inclement weather cancels outdoor programs. Reasonable accommodations upon advance request. For more information send email to Jonathan.ruane@mass.gov

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