Archaeological Institute of America: Westchester Society

Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 pm Scarsdale Library. program to be announced


     The Westchester Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is a non profit organization devoted to expanding knowledge and appreciation of early cultures through an array of activities and public programs.   It is one of more than 100 chapters of the Archaeological Institute of America which is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology.  For information about our national Institute, its publications, tours and activities including the journals Archaeology, American Journal of Archaeology, and Dig, please go to the national web site:

     The AIA Westchester Society was founded in the late 1970's by lay people in the Scarsdale Adult School archaeology classes taught by the late Kenneth Maas.  Participation quickly expanded to include enthusiastic adults from throughout Westchester and neighboring counties. Then, as now, they were drawn to the Society by the thrill for discovery, a curiosity about early peoples and cultures, the desire to enhance travel experiences, and the pleasure of sharing interests with like minded friends.  


     The AIA Westchester Society sponsors a regular schedule of slide lectures based on archaeological research, an active Book Club, and guided visits to museums and events of archaeological interest.  Members are mailed a Bulletin  several times a year with news of our programs and other activities in our area. For a current program schedule, Click the
PROGRAMS page on this web site .  Click the BOOK CLUB  page on this web site for a list of books we have read in the past and information about our current meeting.


     Because of the Westchester Society's non profit 501(c)(3) status, dues and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Membership in the Friends of the AIA Westchester Society entitles you to participate in its programs and activities.  To join the Friends of the AIA Westchester Society, please 
send your check for $30.00 made out to Treasurer, AIA Westchester Society along with your Name, Mailing Address, Telephone number and Email Address to:

AIA Westchester Society
P.O. Box 215
Scarsdale,  NY 10583

checks received after May of each year will be applied to the following year's membership beginning in September of each year.

President: Dr. Peter Feinman
Treasurer: Stan Handler
Program Chairs: Dr. Megan Cifarelli and Rita Kaplan
Book Club Director: Myrna Silverman
Welcoming Committee: Lese Rowan and Lore Rasch
Web Mistress: Doris Lowenfels