The Peabody Institute Library is hosting a free lecture on Underwater Archaeology at its West Branch location on Thursday, February 5 at 7pm. Every day we see Massachusetts’ maritime heritage on land, in the form of lighthouses and the homes of ship’s captains, and even as floating examples such as the U.S.S. Constitution and the Schooner Ernestina. However, there is a wealth of heritage most of us never see lying under the waters of ocean, lakes, and rivers of our state. These resources span the breadth of human occupation of Massachusetts. This class provides a fascinating look at our diverse submerged heritage and the state agency that protects it. This lecture is being presented by Victor Mastone, the Director and Chief Archaeologist at the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources. Space in this class is limited. Please sign up at the West Branch Events calendar on the library’s website: www.peabodylibrary.org. Please contact West Branch Librarian, Melissa Robinson, with questions at 978-535-3354 ext. 11.