Tornado damage opened views

from the access road to Trust

land on Pratt Hill

We were delighted so many of you joined us in 2018 to experience the Upton Chamber and the Trust’s ceremonial stone landscapes on Pratt Hill. We were grateful the tornado that swept through Upton and up Pratt Hill in the early morning hours of July 26th caused no injuries and spared ceremonial features. The tornado opened views from the access road, providing a glimpse of views that could be seen when the hill was routinely burned before European contact.

It’s been an eventful year for us, with monthly walkabouts during the ‘good weather’ months and numerous stewardship outings to clear trails and features. We were included in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s terrific GO! Program in July—and throughout the year Doug Harris gave Ceremonial Stone Landscape talks in 21 towns, courtesy of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
In 2019 we welcome you, your friends, and family to join us for Upton walkabouts on the second Tuesday of each month from through November in 2019.


Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust

Education Identification Mapping Preservation

Ceremonial Stone Landscapes


Let the Landscape Speak

Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust

Upton Walkabouts

Starting in May and continuing through November of 2019, we will be leading monthly field trips in Upton to the Upton Chamber and companion features on top of Pratt Hill in Upton. To sign up please send email to

  • July 13: 1 - 4PM
  • August 10: 1 - 4PM
  • September 14: 1 - 4PM
  • October 12: 1 - 4PM
  • November 9: 1 - 4PM


Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office will speak about Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Landscapes in the Northeast.

  • June 18: 6:30-8:30PM - Harvard Public Library, 4 Pond Rd., Harvard, MA
  • June 19: 7:00-9:00PM - Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick, MA
  • June 24: 6:00-8:00 - Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St., Chicopee, MA