If you would like to have someone speak to a community group, just e-mail us at: pinehawk (at) mit.edu
We can draw from many of the resources below.
Museum and External Contacts:
The Children's Discovery Museum and the Science Discovery Museum in Acton have been very involved in the Friends of Pine Hawk. Denise LeBlanc, Education Director for the Museums, has developed hands-on programs that explore the science of stone tool manufacturing and the methods that archaeologists use to uncover and interpret clues about Native American ways of life. The Museums are located 177 Main Street in South Acton, a block from the train station. For hours and attractions, see the web site at http://www.discoverymuseums.org/ or call 978.264.4200.
The Concord Museum has an excellent Native American collection and related activities. Museum staff also conduct classes for schools and public programs with Museum-owned stone tools. These classes can be for children, for adults or as an adult/child experience. Director Judy Stern can discuss options in more detail. Dr. Shirley Blancke, who is affiliated with the Museum, is noted expert on Native American history. The Museum is located just outside Concord Center. For hours and attractions, see the web site is at http://www.concordmuseum.org/ or call 978-369-9763.
Doug Harris, Deputy, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office (phone 401-539-1190). Doug is a very good speaker with an intimate knowledge of Native American history in our region and many of its sacred places. He has given talks in Acton that were very well received.
Additional Friends of Pinehawk resources:
From the Nipmuc Nation, Bruce Curliss and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Rae Gould have been great resources. Rae can be reached at the Nipmuc Nation Tribal Office in Sutton, MA or at (email@example.com). Acton School Curriculum Coordinator Jonathan Landman has been looking at incorporating Pine Hawk elements into the school curriculum, along with Eileen Sullivan and Library/Media Coordinator Renee Voorhees. Doug Halley, Town-Health Dept. Director, has been the chief town contact for the site and is a frequent speaker on this topic.
Marcia Rich, Acton Memorial Library Director, has led the Library involvement and is a frequent speaker on Pine Hawk
Tom Tidman, Natural Resources Dept. Director, is very familiar with Pine Hawk (and many other historic Acton sites)..
Memorial Library Trustee Bob Ferrara has been actively involved with the Friends since the beginning.