Bring found objects for 'Ledge' author's review

Have you ever wondered about that thing you found while digging in the yard? Maybe it’s a piece of pottery or perhaps an ancient tool. Bring it to the November 4 meeting of the Fond du Lac Genealogical Society, when local Secrets of the Ledge author and “archeo-historian” Dwight Weiser will take a look.

Weiser will speak at 6 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Public Library. He’ll first give an illustrated presentation on what the archaeology of Fond du lac County’s Ledge reveals about the area’s prehistoric people. His book, Secrets of the Ledge, is a pictorial report of archaeological findings of the many ancient treasures that the Niagara Escarpment has protected and held secret for thousands of years.

“In addition to its beauty and ecological importance, our Ledge was a spiritual destination for ancient cultures, which left behind remarkable evidence of what they did here and why,” Weiser said.

After his presentation, Weiser, a retired professor and psychotherapist, will review objects brought to the presentation and speculate on their age and use.

The Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society promotes researching the lives of our ancestors to show individuals against the backdrop of history. Guests and new members always are welcome to their regular meetings, held at the library on the first Monday of the month. For more information about the society, contact Kay Conrad at (920) 923-0345, or Ramona Abhold at (920) 477-5844.

 

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