A New York State Non-Profit 501(C)3 Educational Corporation
Researching Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology in Northeast America and Beyond
Preserving and Protecting
Environment – Culture – Community
From 10 years ago, this video shows the birth of OMC’s ultimately successful effort to protect lands in Lewis Hollow on Overlook Mountain
Identifying, documenting and protecting Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes (CSL) as Important Resources of Cultural Significance.
“Let the Landscape Speak” ~ Doug Harris – Dep. Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island (retired)
Read More about Overlook Mountain
The ancient importance of Overlook Mountain is reflected in a Native American ceremonial stone landscape (CSL) present in Lewis Hollow. Consisting or stone constructions, subsurface hydrological features, and effigies with a connections to the constellations, these archaeoastronomy and landscape archaeology features represent unique resources of cultural significance. The research, identification and protection of such resources as sacred sites, is inherent in OMC’s core mission.
It’s time Overlook Mountain is honored and protected in a way that reflects its unique status and the immense contribution the mountain has made to humanity. The Overlook Mountain Center (OMC), through promoting cultural history, environment awareness, and community through collaboration, will act as a permanent human reflection of the mountain, honoring Overlook; the mountain that has given so much, to so many, in so many ways, for so long. OMC will create programming, exhibits and experiences that celebrate all aspects of Overlook Mountain, its’ past, present and future.
Overlook Mountain Center 2022 Program Schedule
Please check back for updates, added workshop and lecture events. (Schedule and programs subject to change)
Sun. 2/20 – OMC Lewis Hollow Hike
Sun. 3/20 – OMC Vernal Equinox Hike – Lewis Hollow Hike
Sun. 4/24 – Mysteries of Mink Hollow cairns and walls
Sat. 5/21 – Lewis Hollow Hike & Camping in the Quarry
Sat. 6/18 – Summer Solstice Sunrise at Bonticou Crag & Sunset at the Comeau property
Sun. 7/17 – Lewis Hollow cairns, walls and effigies
Sun. 8/21 – Mysteries of Mink Hollow cairns and walls
Sun. 9/18 – Autumnal Equinox Hike – Location TBD
Sun. 10/16 – Spruceton Valley – Camping with the Cairns
Sun. 11/20 – Lewis Hollow cairns, walls and effigies
Sun. 12/18 – Winter Solstice Sunrise Event
Projects & Goals
Oversee the stewardship, conservation and preservation of the 37 acre upper Lewis Hollow Mantiou Hossennesh (spirit stones) site on Overlook Mountain in Woodstock, NY, containing cairns, “great” cairns, serpent effigy walls, springs and a possible Draco constellation petroform.
This has been made possible thanks to funding secured by the Overlook Mountain Center, from a local private family foundation and other contributors.
Conduct interpretive hikes that will lead visitors through the property, highlighting and explaining the site history, features and artifacts in their proper cultural context.
Organize programs, lecture, workshops and seminars promoting and protecting a healthy environment, diverse culture and strong community, through interaction with Manitou Hassanach (spirit stones) present on Ceremonial Stone Landscapes on Overlook Mountains and elsewhere in our region.