On Tuesday, July 16, at 7:00 pm at the library, the Chocorua Lake Conservancy will host “Algonquian Lifeways in the Lakes Region,” a talk by historian and anthropologist Mary Ellen Lepionka.
How did Abenaki people use the land and resources around Chocorua, Ossipee, and Winnipesaukee to make their living? Who were the people, how were they organized and led, and what was their life like day to day and season to season? Mary Ellen Lepionka will discuss these questions and more as she explores the history of Native Americans in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Mary Ellen’s presentation in Tamworth last fall was standing room only. We’re excited to have her come back!
Before Mary Ellen’s talk we’ll enjoy a brief performance of “Life at Chocorua Lake,” a crankie drawn, painted and scripted by Brett School 3rd and 6th graders as part of a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) project that began with a collaborative field trip to Chocorua Lake led by Dexter Harding of Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Lynne Flaccus of the Chocorua Lake Conservancy, and the Brett School art and science teachers.