Sunday, April 3rd @ 2 pm
1860 House, 124 Montgomery Road
(Parking across from Stonebridge at Montgomery)
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 two parts: a lecture and walk. It is jointly sponsored by Montgomery Friends of Open Space and Van Harlingen Historical Society. We meet in front of the 1860 House. Parking is across the street from Hollinshead Spring Rd (Stonebridge at Montgomery’s entranceway).
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.
Dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear. In the event of significant inclement weather, checkwww.MontgomeryFriends.org for updates.