Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator David Weed speaks to members of the Swansea Historical Society on October 23, 2018. Click here for a 45-minute video of the presentation.
Historical Society President Carl Becker welcomes the audience and introduces Dr. Weed with whom he has worked on identifying 17th century historical sites in Swansea.
Dr. Weed points to photos of the Old Eddy Burial Ground in the center of Swansea which contains graves of Eddy family members who were buried as early as 1687.
Dr. Weed describes King’s Rock and Sachem’s Knoll on Route 136 in Swansea that was used by Native people hundreds of years ago.
Dr. Weed points to a photo of one of the bricks that Carl Becker pulled out of the Palmer River in Swansea near where William Cahoon established a brick works in 1673.