Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve
When: Thursday, July 28th, at 7:00 P.M.
Where: Kettle Pond Visitor’s Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown
What: The Quonochontaug Historical Society will host the film “Woven in Time” by documentary filmmaker, Mark Levitt
“Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve” is a 57-minute documentary film about a small piece of seemingly ordinary land located on the southern coast of Rhode Island. In the 1980’s, archaeologists, working for a local developer, unearthed the remains of New England’s only undisturbed Pre-Contact Period (1100-1400 AD) Native American coastal village. Used for dirt biking and adjacent to a suburban housing development and shopping center, this land, on a pond where the Narragansett Tribe located their origin story, became the center of an almost thirty year battle between the rights of property ownership and the social and cultural importance of preserving one of the most important archaeological sites of the East Coast of the United States.
Mark Levitt spent almost two years interviewing over sixty archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and individuals from many other professions whose backgrounds were both Narragansett and non-Narragansett.
The Quonochontaug Historical Society’s mission is to educate people about the unique history of the Quonochontaug, Rhode Island area.