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Lambertville April 17th Lecture: History of Sturgeon
April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
The Delaware River Greenway Partnership (DRGP) will sponsor an illustrated lecture by Dr. Teagan Schweitzer, “Sturgeon: Its History and Impact on the Delaware Valley from an Industrial and Culinary Perspective,” April 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Pittore Justice Center in Lambertville. Schweitzer has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Historical Archaeology and specifically on the food of the Philadelphia area during the 18th through 20th centuries. She works as a zooarchaeologist, specializing in the analysis of animal bones recovered from archaeological sites for AECOM, one of the biggest engineering firms in the world. This talk results in part from her research on AECOM’s I-95 project, to date the largest and most extensive archaeological excavation in any U.S. city. Did you know that sturgeon were once a significant part of Philadelphia’s fishing industry? In the 19th century, sturgeon from the Delaware River and its tributaries made up a major share of the local economy and foodscape. It also played a significant role in sturgeon consumption around the globe. Like many other depletable food sources, the sturgeon industry went through a significant boom-bust cycle. In this lecture, learn more about the history of the sturgeon and the industry that grew up around it, its various uses, its culinary impact on the local cuisine and hear some amusing historic sturgeon stories. Attendance for the April 17th lecture is free and open to the public. The Pittore Justice Center is located at 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, NJ. Metered parking is available in the adjacent lot and on nearby streets. Register at www.delawarerivergreenwaypartnership.org. Facebook @delrivergreenway