|Spanish Hill - circa 1880's|
Saturday, June 23, 2012
(WAVERLY, NY) “Spanish Hill and Its Mysteries” will be presented at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY at 6:30pm. SRAC’s cofounder and executive director, Deb Twigg will give the presentation which she claims will present the history of the site and uncover new research that has not been shared before.
Spanish Hill is a large lone glacial moraine located in South Waverly, PA. It is just 1/4 mile east of the Chemung River (the western branch of the Susquehanna above Tioga Point), and just south of Waverly, NY and the New York state border and is currently private property. For generations even before the Europeans set foot in North America, the hill was a place where the local tribes would gather. Today, the hill is a mystery to many, and became an obsession for this local historian. Twigg began researching the site over a decade ago and created a website, www.Spanishhill.com which still gets heavy traffic today. In 2005, Ms. Twigg wrote an article titled, “REVISITING THE MYSTERY OF “CARANTOUAN” AND SPANISH HILL,” which was published in the Pennsylvania Archaeologist, Volume 75, 2, Fall 2005. Since then Twigg has written more articles about the site for other publications to include New York State Archaeology in 2012, and Ancient American Magazine in 2011. Now considered the leading authority on Spanish Hill, Twigg continues to bring her work to the public once a year during a presentation at the Center.
An admission donation is requested for general public $6 and SRAC members, while students are welcome to attend the event for free. A free admission to the SRAC exhibit hall is included in the donation, and visitors can come early or stay late to enjoy the thousand of local artifacts on display.