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The AIA New York Society, the largest of the Archaeological Institute of America’s local societies was founded in 1884 and sponsors 8 free lectures on archaeology and archaeologically related themes for curious citizens in the New York Metropolitan area.  Lectures rotate among New York City venues and gather together people of all ages who are interested in the peoples and cultures of the past. In addition, we have now hosted two film festivals on  archaeologically related themes and we are continually looking for new ways to share  our passion for archaeology.

Whether you are a professional in archaeology or related fields or someone with a  passion for history or travel, Join Us for fascinating talks, and chance to visit and chat  with speakers and members at pre/post lecture receptions.

Support the NY Society by becoming a member. Help us continue to bring you these wonderful free lectures by  clicking on the link above, then select the AIA NY Society as your local society.  Perhaps  you might even consider joining the Friends of the AIA New York Society. You can also help us by volunteering to assist with committees or on projects as they become available. Check the Contact Us page for more info on getting more involved!

The Archaeological Institute of America, founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906 seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and is committed to preserving the world’s archaeological resources and cultural heritage. To learn more about the Archaeological Institute of America, view the video below.