Come join the Tate House Museum on April 11 as we welcome Maine Historic Preservation Level 1 Archaeologist Norman Buttrick as he discusses the Zachariah Stevens’ Tavern site with an eye towards what it can tell us archaeologically. Buttrick studied history and archaeology at the University of Southern Maine and University of New Hampshire and received his master’s degree from the University of Maine. He is certified as a historical archaeologist by the Maine Historical Preservation Commission and taught for 38 years at Freeport High School. Buttrick received one of three historic preservation awards in 1993 for teaching archaeology to secondary students.
Norm will be exploring this 18th century site on Stevens Avenue which was built in 1767-69 and was run as a tavern during the Revolutionary War by Sarah Brackett and continued as such into the 19th century under the proprietorship of her son, William. The excavation of this site is being conducted this Spring under a Portland Adult Education class and with volunteers from the Deering Center Neighborhood Association. Norm will be providing information on that project.
This lecture will take place at 6:30PM at the Means House across the street from the Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland ME. Seating is limited so please call the museum at 207-774-6177 for reservations. Tickets are $15 ($12 for members and volunteers).