A New York State Non-Profit 501(C)3 Educational Corporation
Researching Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology in Northeast America and Beyond
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Environment – Culture – Community
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CELEBRATING our 10TH Year!
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Identifying, documenting and protecting Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes (CSL) as Importnat Resources of Cultural Significance.
“Let the Landscape Speak” ~Doug Harris Dep. Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island (Retired) & OMC Board Member
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Since 2012 Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) has endeavored to identify, protect, research and document the historic and prehistoric resources of cultural significance present at the Lewis Hollow Site on Overlook Mountain in Woodstock, NY.
2) 2007 letter from Sherry White, (THPO for the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, at that time), to NYS SHPO, regarding the stone mounds in Lewis Hollow. LINK
Contact OMC: 845-417-8384 | P.O. Box 1278, Woodstock, NY 12498
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Press Links associated with OMC
RECENT PRESS REPORTS:
Over the years Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) has made news in its endeavor to preserve land in Lewis Hollow and provide cultural programming related to Overlook Mountain and its environs.
Follow links below to recent news articles
- Albany Times Union: https://www.timesunion.
com/hudsonvalley/catskills/ article/Native-creations- Mysterious-Woodstock-rock- 17347883.php#photo-22771811 – 7/4/22
- Kingston Freeman: https://archive.ph/
FUp03 – 7/31/22
- Kingston Freeman: OMC Celebrates 10 Years! – 4/25/22
- Woodstock Times: Lewis Hollow land is ‘forever wild’ – 9/08/14
- Woodstock Times: Saving the Land, Preserving the Cairns – 7/07/13
- Daily Freeman: Overlook Mountain group aims to buy, protect 82 acres in Woodstock – 6/27/13
- Woodstock Times: The Cairns of Overlook – 3/22/12
Resources and links that share a common mission with OMC:
- Catskill Interpretive Center
- Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
- Catskill Mountainkeeper
- Church on the Mount
- Karma Triyana Daharmachakra (KTD) Monastery
- NYS DEC Overlook Mountain Wilderness
- Town of Woodstock History
- Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
- Woodstock School of Art
- New York Council for the Humanities
- Foundation Center
- New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA)
- Woodstock Trails
The OMC Store - A portion of your purchase is donated to help support Overlook Mountain Center
Purchase items related to the Overlook Mountain Center mission to educate about the environment, diverse culture and the concept of community
OMC Chairperson Glenn Kreisberg has recently published a book about his 10 year quest to understand the lithic constructions found in the backwoods of the northeast, including the Lewis Hollow site on Overlook Mountain. When you purchase a copy of Spirits in Stone from the OMC website, you receive a 10% discount PLUS 10% of the proceeds are donated to Overlook Mountain Center.
My new book, Spirits in Stone, will be out April 10th, from Bear & Co. In it I document over a decade of research into man-made stone constructions in the backwoods of the northeast, with a focus on the Catskill and Shawangunk mountains of New York. I examine the potential origins and purposes for a myriad of different types of old stone structures found on the land, including walls, cairns, perched boulders, effigies and more. I also examine important sites around the world for insights into ancient megalithic culture. In the northeast U.S., as elsewhere, the patterns revealed through the eye of landscape archaeology and archaeoastronomy speak to the sophisticated belief system of an ancient population that understood the complex movements of the night sky and integrated those beliefs into their lives and world view. I believe they accomplished this through the cultural practice of celestial observation, landscape manipulation and monument construction, as well their travels and contacts with peoples from other regions and parts of the world. This is controversial information, as generally for our region, this is not accepted to be true by conventional historians. I hope this book helps change that view.Buy Spirits in Stone
Original 2013 Crowdsourcing Video