Woven In Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve

On Thursday, March 31st at the Barn, local storyteller, writer and filmmaker Marc Levitt will host a viewing of his documentary about the only surviving pre-contact (1100-1400) Native American village on the New England coast.  Described as a film of extraordinary beauty and poetry, Woven in Time is a story of ‘place’ – how land and spirit are interwoven and how understanding this village could lead to a shared stewardship for this beautiful territory of marshes, ponds, and forests.

Marc spent a year and a half interviewing more than 50 people from the Narragansett, state government officials and political figures, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and local citizens.  He has constructed the film in the same ‘narrator free’ style he employed in his first documentary, Stories in Stone.  The Salt Pond site offers valuable insights into the way the Narragansett lived hundreds of years ago.  Although only a portion of the site has been studied, findings so far include post holes, traces of more than 22 structures, thousands of artifacts and three human burials.

We are so happy to have Marc at SKLT again!  Come at 6 p.m. for a potluck supper, followed by the film at 7 p.m.  Please let us know if you’re coming by emailing: jane.baumann@sklt.org.