A NYS Nonprofit Corporation
Researching Archaeoastronomy &
Landscape Archaeology in
our Region and Beyond
Summer - Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York
Winter on Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York
Summer on Overlook Mountain Summit
Artists at Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York
Identify and protect Native American ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL)
as resources of cultural significance
"Let the Landscape Speak"
- Doug Harris
Former Narragansett Dep. THPO
Environment - Culture - Community
More than forty years ago, three families joined together to purchase two large lots of land in Lewis Hollow on Overlook Mountain, to prevent the development of an approved 20 home subdivision known as Lewis Hollow Acres. From then until 2012, they kept the land wild and undeveloped; essentially as a game preserve for hunting and outdoor recreation, on the lower and mid-southeastern face of Overlook Mountain. Those families were the Allen’s (attorneys Rita and Sherry), the late Overlook Mountain Press publisher Peter Mayer and the late well known graphic artist Milton Glaser.
When in 2012 those owners were no longer interested in conserving the land, they put the 82 acres up for sale, allowing the land to be purchased for development and plans for a subdivision again became a potential reality. This would forever scar the land and disturb the historic and prehistoric cultural landscape features found there, which are important resources of cultural significance.
Thanks to Overlook Mountain Center (OMC), the Villchur family foundation and an anonymous Lewis Hollow neighbor, all 82 acres of land was purchased with the intent to preserve the land with conservation easements and deed restrictions, protecting the property in perpetuity.
The New York State nonprofit Overlook Mountain Center, Inc, stewards the land and endeavors toward these goals and to provide educational and experiential programming regarding ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL), archaeoastronomy and landscape archaeology, while striving to protect and preserve Native American ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL), which in turn, serve our environment, culture and community.
Officers and Board Members
- Chairperson: Glenn Kreisberg – NYS DEC licensed outdoor guide
P.O. Box 1278 Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 417 8384
Send email: email@example.com
- Vice Chairperson: Jonathan Vaughn, New Paltz, NY – Administrator
- Treasurer: Rob Saffer, Woodstock, NY – PR Professional/Music Exec.
- Secretary: Cayenne Fusco, Woodstock, NY – Mom & Homemaker
- Board Member: Doug Harris, Rhode Island – Retired THPO official, Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island
- Board Member: Dave Holden, Woodstock, NY – NYS DEC licensed outdoor guide
- Board Member: Geoff Baer, Mt. Tremper, NY – Video producer/Drone pilot
- Board Member: Fred Waring, III, Chichester, NY- Real Estate Professional, founder Fred Waring Foundation.
- Board Member: Felicia Raphael, Woodstock, NY – Attorney , former NYS law clerk
- Board Member: Susan Winchell Sweeney – Professional Archaeologist/GIS specialist/Educator NYS Museum
- Board Member: Michaline Newton Conklin Picaro – Indigenous Farmer
2022 Board of Directors Meeting Dates
- Sun. April 24th 10am-Noon
- Sun. July 24th 10am-Noon
- Sun. Oct 23rd 10am-Noon
Advisory Board Members
- Dave Johnson – Archaeological Researcher
- Vincent Mann – Ramapough Lunape Tribal Leader
- Robyn Pollins – Administrator/Executrix
- Ed Sanders – Poet, Musician, Activist
- Shari Therian – Web design services