Native Americans of Montgomery – Free Outdoor Program

Posted on March 30, 2016

DATE & TIME: April 3rd, 2:00 to 3:30 PM

LOCATION:  Stonebridge Park at 1860 House, 124 Montgomery Rd., Skillman, NJ (Google Map)

Leader:  Jim Wade, field archaeologist

New Jersey’s Native Americans held deeply personal relationships with the world around them, closely aligned with the local landscape and available materials.   Montgomery continues to carry their legacy through roadways and Indian names of places, rivers, etc.   On this walk, Jim Wade will describe the way of life of local Native American Indians, point out locations where they would have looked to settle, and materials they would have used for food, clothing, and shelter.

This event lasts an hour and a half and consists of a lecture and walk.  It is jointly sponsored by Montgomery Friends of Open Space and Van Harlingen Historical Society.

Jim Wade has made the study of New Jersey Native Americans his life work.  He has worked as an archaeology archivist at the N.J. State Museum researching 17th and 18th century New Jersey land deeds of the Delaware-Lenape Indians, and as a field archaeologist on several Indian sites throughout Central New Jersey.  We meet in front of the 1860 House.  Parking is across the street from Stonebridge at Montgomery’s entranceway.

Dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.  Walk covers moderately uneven terrain.   In the event of significant inclement weather, check www.montgomeryfriends.org for updates.

Co-Sponsored by Montgomery Friends of Open Space and the Van Harlingen Historical Society