Historical Society presents Timbucto lecture

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host a free lecture entitled "The Archaeology of Timbucto: Searching for the Pre-Civil War Home of the Epps Family" 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 at the Lake Placid Howard Johnson's, 2099 Saranac Ave.

Join SUNY Potsdam professor Hadley Kruczek-Aaron for a presentation on the excavation of Timbucto, the 19th-century African American farming settlement that was centered in North Elba. She will discuss how she set out to find the Timbucto farms and what she hopes to learn from the excavations conducted there. Her talk will report on what was found last summer during the first season of excavation at the original parcel owned by Timbucto grantee Lyman Epps and his family.

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