Explorations into the Indigenous History of Danvers Area

By July 20, 2022 August 4th, 2022 News

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, 7pm.
Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes Mary Ellen Lepionka.

View (Aug 5th) the presentation on YouTube here

Review the Q&A report here

A survey of the history of Indigenous Peoples in  Danvers from the last Ice Age to the Colonial Period.

Mary Ellen Lepionka is an independent scholar researching the indigenous history of Essex County, Massachusetts. Mary Ellen lives on Cape Ann as a retired college instructor and author with a Master’s degree in anthropology from Boston University and Ph.D. work at the University of British Columbia. She taught cultural and physical anthropology at Boston University and other post-secondary institutions, participated in local salvage archaeology, and had a career in higher education publishing as a developmental editor of college textbooks. Mary Ellen’s articles on Essex County archaeology are published in the Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and her essays on Indigenous history appear in historicipswich.org, capeannhistory.org, enduringgloucester.com, and capeannslavery.org.

Speaker Series every 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm.
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Donations appreciated. Masks encouraged.