The society 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 lectures based on archaeological research. It also has an active Book Club, guided visits to museums, and events of archaeological interest.  Members are mailed a Bulletin with news of our programs and other activities in our area and will receive eblast notifications. For program details, 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.


President: Dr. Peter Feinman
Treasurer: Steve Russ
Program Chairs:
Book Club Director: Myrna Silverman
Welcoming Committee: Rita Kaplan
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