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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00-4:00 PM

The Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project
A New Model for Site Preservation and Community Engagement in
Heritage-13th C Dominican Friary in the Medieval Town of Trim

National AIA Sponsored Lecture
Frieda Renner Lecture

at Concordia University

Dr. Stephen Mandal

The Irish Archaeology Field School

This lecture describes the results of a research and teaching archaeological excavation of a wonderful 13th century Dominican friary in the medieval town of Trim, in the heart of the Boyne Valley in Ireland.  The excavations are revealing incredible stories of the medieval history of Trim, and of the monks who lived, prayed and were buried in the friary.  The excavations are only part of the story though, as the lecture will demonstrate the value of engaging the local community in seeing their past as an amenity for the enjoyment of all and worthy of preservation for generations to come.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)