ABOUT THE EVENT
Phoenixville Public Library will host a talk by local author Lorett Treese on Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 PM. Her latest book is A Serpent’s Tale: Discovering America’s Ancient Mound Builders. When American settlers crossed the Appalachians they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins. However, it would be a long time before they became convinced that these mounds and earthworks had anything to do with the Native Americans who were then living among them. Some Mound Builder remains have attracted the practitioners of new disciplines like archaeoastronomy who suggest they may have functioned as calendars or hold the key to understanding their builders’ religious beliefs. There is no doubt that the abandoned monuments that made the Midwest’s Ohio Valley the birthplace of American archaeology have yet to reveal all the knowledge they contain on the daily lives and world views of ancient man.
Now an independent scholar, Lorett Treese served as College Archivist at Bryn Mawr College for twenty years, following an earlier career in business, advertising and public relations. She holds an undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. in American History from Villanova University. She has been writing books and articles about American history for over thirty years. She has written about the American Revolution and its commemoration, business history, and railroad history, as well as insider guides to a number of historic sites.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.