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Archaeological studies of historic Urbanna home is program topic

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The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Inc. invites the public to an afternoon of discovering the county’s past on Sunday, September 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville. 

Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole, co-directors of the Fairfield Foundation, whose mission is to promote and involve the public in hands-on archaeology, preservation and educational activities within Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas, will present “Finding Our Past Through Archaeology”—the results of archaeological studies at “Sandwich,” the old customs house in Urbanna. Through these excavations, a deeper look at the history of Urbanna is revealed.

The foundation investigates all aspects of our region’s history through a variety of hands-on excavation and lab opportunities. It also strives 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 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.

Purchase tickets online at https://middlesexmuseum.com/events. Tickets purchased on the museum website will be placed on a “will call” list that will be at the door on September 23 to check names off as having purchased tickets.

In addition, tickets may be purchased by sending a check payable to the Middlesex County Museum, P.O. Box 121, Saluda, VA 23149, or come by the museum on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and purchase tickets in person.

“We owe a big thank-you to Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina for being a sponsor of this event,” said a museum spokesperson. “If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, please contact us on our website.”

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 09.12.2018

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