Monday, December 11, 2023

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Join WPBS-TV in collaboration with Jefferson Community College and get an in-depth look at the history of Watertown, New York. Developed by anthropology professor Dr. Timothy Abel. You’ll spend four hours over the course of two days learning about the evolution of Watertown and the men and women that built this city. Part one of the workshop series begins November 7th at 6pm at the WPBS-TV studio and part two will take place at the Jefferson County Historical Society, November 9th at 6pm. To register call the JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2233. Class limit is 15 students and there is a $75 registration fee. WPBS-TV and Jefferson Community College are excited to collaborate on this exciting local workshop series, and we hope you will consider registering as a participant in our living history!  Thank you, and we hope to see you soon!

About Discovering Watertown
The documentary chronicles the fascinating and rich history of Watertown, New York in three thirty minute episodes.  Part-one, Settlement & the Early Years, covers the prehistoric ice age through the founding of Watertown and into the 1840’s. Part-two, Industrial Growth & Prosperity, shows us how the city transforms from a rugged wilderness into an industrial powerhouse. Part-three, The Modern Era, Watertown adjusts to a world after World War II and new challenges. This production encompasses WPBS-DT’s four avenues of service: Education, Economic Development, Travel & Tourism and Arts & Culture. To order a DVD or Blu-ray copy of Discovering Watertown go to

About Dr. Timothy Abel
Dr. Timothy Abel is a native of Ohio, and has been in the North Country since 1994. He has a PhD in anthropology from SUNY at Albany and works primarily as a cultural resources consultant. For the past 23 years, Dr. Abel has done extensive research into the prehistoric and early historic inhabitants of Northern New York that has included an archaeological survey, excavations and archival studies. His primary interests lie in studying the Iroquoian occupations of the region and the archaeology of the War of 1812. Research on both topics has led to numerous publications in journals, books and newsletters. When not doing all of that, he teaches anthropology, part-time, at Jefferson Community College and SUNY Canton.

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