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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT


Join David Naumec, Ph.D, field director and historian of Heritage Consultants as we share the latest findings on the Battle of Ridgefield and discuss how an archaeological survey can enrich our understanding of what truly happened at this Revolutionary War Engagement.

This lecture is the first public ‘unveiling’ of the new research findings contained in a technical report authored by Heritage Consultants, outlining what we now know about the Battle of Ridgefield and presenting what further work may reveal.

This event is being hosted by the Ridgefield Historical Society with the collaboration and support of the Ridgefield Library.

Presenter’s Bio

Dr. David J. Naumec is a Museum Consultant, Archaeology Field Director at Heritage Consultants, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of History. He earned his BA in Public History Administration at the University of Connecticut, holds a M.A. in History and Museum Studies from Tufts University, and completed his doctorate in Race and Ethnicity in Early America at Clark University.

In recent years, Dr. Naumec served as a Historian & Archaeologist at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT, has recently contributed to several museum exhibitions in the region, and is the primary investigator for the ongoing 1777 Battle of Ridgefield project. His historical specializations include African American, Native American, American Military History and Connecticut History in addition to pre and post-contact archaeology. Dr. Naumec has published on topics regarding Connecticut’s Revolutionary War veterans of color, American military material culture, Native Americans in the Civil War and ethnic enclaves in the northeast.