Featured Speaker: Bio-Anthropologist Dr. Meredith Ellis

The Children of Spring Street:

The Bioarchaeology of Childhood in a 19th Century Abolitionist Congregation

Thursday January 30, 2020 at 6 PM at the Palm Beach County Library : 3650 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach 33406 For More Information Call 561 853 4443

In this talk Dr. Ellis will introduce the Spring Street Presbyterian Church, a 19th century abolitionist church in lower Manhattan.  In the winter of 2006/2007, construction at the corner of Spring and Varick Streets accidentally unearthed four burial vaults associated with the church.  Some 200 individuals emerged, and offer an unprecedented look at life in early urban New York City. Specifically, Dr. Ellis will discuss the subadult (children’s) remains from the collection, and how studying the bodies of the youngest non-surviving members of the congregation can teach us about what it was like to be a child growing up in this time.

Internship Opportunity

Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 2.39.20 AM.png

Historic Preservation/ Archaeology

Christian Davenport, M.A., RPA

Historic Preservation Officer and Archaeologist

Archaeology is responsible for identifying, protecting, and promoting cultural resources (archaeological and historic structures), throughout unincorporated Palm Beach County. These goals are achieved through the formulation and administration of the County’s historic preservation ordinances. This Section of the County’s Planning Division coordinates and, advises local governments and other organizations regarding cultural resource management (CRM) issues. Chris Davenport is also the staff liaison to the County’s Historic Resource Review Board (HRRB). This Section has an education component consisting of public outreach events and an internship program. Find out more about Palm Beach County’s Archaeology Section through the links below.

Palm Beach County Archaeology, Planning Division Website

Cultural Anthropology Program

February 23rd, 2019
2 P.M. at the Summit Branch Library

A Critical Ethnology of Wartime America at Home and Abroad

Presented by Philosophy of Culture researcher, Henry Calway
        Philosophy of Culture researcher Henry Calway will present a critical examination of America’s Post WWII military involvements around the globe. This talk explores mythological and cultural systems underlying American rule of the world, and proposes new cultural and mythical symbols to celebrate and support peace and prosperity. Calway studies philosophy and anthropology at F.A.U. and his talk is rooted in cultural anthropological theory and philosophy of culture. He is a project-based archaeological field technician and a long time member of PBCAS and the Florida Anthropological Society.

Summit Branch of Palm Beach County Library
3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406
We will be located in the meeting room near the entrance. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via phone or email.