Map of Indigenous Peoples of Essex County MAEvents

Indigenous Peoples of Ipswich (Ipswich Lyceum series)Thursday, July 21, 2022

*Programs begin at 7:30 pm for the rest of the summer.

A presentation by Mary Ellen Lepionka, Thursday, July 21, 2022. The outdoor Ipswich Lyceum series will feature speakers and Powerpoint presentations every Thursday evening throughout the months of July and August, 2022.

The Bull Brook Paleoindian site in Ipswich dates back to over 10,000 years, and provides one of the earliest records of human habitation in North America.  For thousands of years, Indigenous people  lived in the Ipswich area and depended on the resources of the Ipswich River, Plum Island Sound and the Great Salt Marsh. Information about Indigenous families of the Agawam people who were living here during the 17th century and Contact Period will be discussed. 

Mary Ellen Lepionka, a well-known local lecturer, retired college instructor, author, and publisher with a Master’s degree in anthropology from Boston University and postgraduate work at the University of British Columbia. She taught anthropology and world history at Boston University, Vancouver City College, Northeastern University, NorthShore Community College, and Salem State College.

Location: The Riverwalk Take-Out Terrace, 4 Union St., Ipswich MA (behind Zumis)

Date and Time: Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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