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Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:30 pm, for
"Hidden in the Rocks: After the Continents Collided"
a presentation about Conway's geology by resident amateur geologist Robert Nowak, who's spent years closely studying the components and formations of his rocky Whately Road hillside. Bob will present a short scientific history of Conway's landscape. His property was evidently the site of at least one 1700s mine, at a time when new settlers prospected for minerals, gemstones, and/or silver. This was decades before the Rev. Edward Hitchcock brought his early, avid interest in the young science of mineralogy to town as a resident minister and part-time explorer of Conway's deforested terrain.
Refreshemnts will be served.
The Conway Historical Society holds bimonthly meetings with feature presentations by local artists, historians, collectors, and people with expertise in topics of local or timely interest. Recent presentations include:
- David Brule, president of the Nolumbeka Project and author of Looking for Judah: Adventures in Genealogy and Remembrance, on the tribal presence in the area from the time of Lake Hitchcock to the present.
- Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, International Director of the Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine in Conway, on the ancient practice of Tibetan medicine.
- Dr. Peter Thomas on “Bloody Brook and the Falls Fight” and other research related to King Philip’s War in Western Massachusetts.
W. Lester Stevens painting in his studio, 1953.