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You’re invited to join us in “Finding our Past through Archaeology,” a special event presented by The Fairfield Foundation on Sunday, September 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville, Virginia.

Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole, Co-Directors of The Fairfield Foundation, will present the results of archaeological studies at Sandwich, the old customs house In Urbanna. Through these excavations, a deeper look at the history of Urbanna was revealed.

The Foundation investigates all aspects of our region’s history through a variety of hands-on excavation and lab opportunities. They also strive to bring the past to life by helping the public see, question and participate in the process of discovering history. In addition, the foundation is committed to helping property owners, businesses, educational institutions, local governments and the general public identify, learn about and promote their historical resources—including buildings, archaeological sites, documents and oral history—to ensure their survival for future generations.

Tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar.

Tickets purchased here will be placed on a “will call” list that we will have at the door to check your name off as having purchased tickets.

In addition, you may make a check out to the Middlesex County Museum and mail it to the Middlesex County Museum, or come by the museum Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and purchase tickets in person.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr. David A. Brown

David Brown has a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, a M.A. in History/Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Ph.D. in Colonial American History from the College of William and Mary. He has worked as an archaeologist at the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Brown is a founding Co-Director of the Fairfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes and involves the public in hands-on archaeology, preservation and education activities within Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas. He is also the Co-Owner of DATA Investigations, a cultural resource management company with over thirty years combined experience in archaeology, architectural history, and cultural landscape research. He has considerable experience in field and laboratory methods and in supervising volunteers and students. In 2010, Brown received the Archeological Society of Virginia’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award.

Thane H. Harpole

Thane Harpole has a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and completed graduate coursework in Historical Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He has conducted extensive research on the history and archaeology of Gloucester County, Virginia. Harpole has worked as an archaeologist at the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Harpole is a founding Co-Director of the Fairfield Foundation, a non-profit archaeological research foundation focusing on excavation, research, and education at Fairfield, the ancestral home of the Burwell family in Gloucester. He is also Co-Owner of cultural resource management company DATA Investigations. In 2011, Harpole received the Archeological Society of Virginia’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award.