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Portal to the Underworld

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport United States (map)

Stone cairns are found throughout North America with a high concentration on the eastern seaboard.  These cairns, or stone piles, were built by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes, often to make offerings to spirits.  Explore a cairn site in Byfield with stonework historians Mary and James Gage, a mother/son historian team.

Mary and James Gage have been researching stones structures in Northeastern United States since 1992. Their research has focused on historic agricultural farm structures, stone quarrying technology and methods, and Native American ritual stone structures and landscapes. They have authored journal articles and books, produced a forty minute documentary film, and maintain several websites related to their research. 

Rain Date: Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm

Limited space; reservations required. Contact 978-462-2681 or



Earlier Event: November 6
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