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the Millstones meeting

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Dissemination of an open invitation from our friends at the Greater Astoria Historic Society to attend a public meeting about the fate of colonial era artifacts that are under threat from construction. Said congress will take place at their headquarters high above Broadway, here in Astoria.

Wednesday night, as in tomorrow, after work- as in 6:30. You should come.

Community Discussion

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Wed Nov 18, 6:30 pm

At 6:30 the evening starts with a brief review of a study the society did for the archaeologist in charge of the project. The millstone‘s colorful past comes to life.

We next discuss the current plight of the stones.

Then at 7 PM its your turn. Share some ideas you might have on what should be done with them.

Support the community’s heritage by:

•Making the millstones available to our community by moving them from a construction site to an exhibit space at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, where they will be safe and secure and on display; accessible to everyone with an exhibit outlining their history.

•Making the millstones available to historians and scholars to conduct research (during the period while they are out of the ground), and to support efforts to make them official New York City Designated Landmarks.

We also want the community to participate in the millstones’ permanent installation at Queens Plaza.

For more information on millstones, click here.

Written by Mitch Waxman

November 17, 2009 at 3:11 am

Posted in newtown creek

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