Middlesex Early Inhabitants has opened in the visitor center and showcases fossils and Native American artifacts found in the local waters and soils of Virginia. Learn about Middlesex’s two indigenous tribes John Smith recorded in his journals and on his famous map from his 1608 voyages around the Chesapeake Bay. A large variety of arrowheads, grinding stones, axes, and other tools are on display for you to see. Also included are modern ceremonial items donated by a native descendant to the museum from his private collection.
The fossil section contains multiple showcases of shells, teeth, bones and even dinosaur poop from the animals that lived here before we humans came. Several maps from the 1600s are also included. Bring the kids and grandkids to this family friendly and educational exhibit and have fun learning about Middlesex’s early inhabitants. Keep your ears open for the upcoming special talks and events that will be presented this summer around this exhibition.