For the third year in a row, the Fairfield Foundation and the Middle Peninsula Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV), led a great group of dedicated volunteers on a shovel test pit survey across the grounds of the future Middle Peninsula State Park, near Rosewell in Gloucester County. A damp and gray Tuesday […]
A Savannah Sojourn: extending the conversation on early American landscapes
Savannah. A city full of great history, great architecture, and great art. What a fascinating place to visit and to spend a few days appreciating breakfasts of shrimp and grits, walking the eighteenth-century city streets, and enjoying the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees. Spanish moss and live oaks lining the streets of Savannah […]
Are YOU the next Fairfield Intern?
One of the most rewarding elements of our time at the Fairfield Foundation is working alongside the many high school and college interns that join us each summer to learn about archaeology, history, and preservation. High School juniors and seniors, undergrads from community colleges and universities, graduate students, and some folks just looking to enhance their resumes […]
Fairfield archaeology lab: recovering, reviewing, and rethinking our collections
Last April, many of you responded to our pleas for help when a burst water pipe in the Rosewell Visitor Center left our collections and our lab in a state of emergency. Since then, countless hours of labor have been volunteered and a variety of supplies donated, helping us inch closer to a complete recovery. […]
Celebrate Gloucester’s Past: The 3rd Annual Gloucester Fall History Crawl!
It’s that time of year again! How would you like to spend a fall day exploring four of Gloucester’s premier historic sites and sampling delicious food from some of Gloucester’s finest eateries? Join the Fairfield Foundation, the Rosewell Foundation and the Joseph Bryan Branch of Preservation Virginia on October 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 5 […]
DIG HISTORY! At Abingdon Glebe
Science. History. Anthropology. Deductive reasoning. Archaeology demands a lot of its devotees, but the payoffs can be epic, ranging from life-changing discovery to a new appreciation for very old cultures. If your child roams your backyard with a shovel, combs riverbeds for arrowheads, or dreams of being the next Indiana Jones, then our archeology day-camp […]
Crisis at the Lab – We need your help!
On Friday night a pipe leak flooded our lab, leaving an inch of water across the entire first floor of the building. As many of you know, we were already crammed into a space far too small, unable to expand our public outreach activities, like lab nights (every Tuesday, 6-9 pm) or properly house our study […]
Save the Date – Open House at Edge Hill, April 26th, 5:30-7:30
Curious about what’s been happening at the Edge Hill Service Station? Come and take a look for yourself on Thursday, April 26th, from 5:30 to 7:30. Co-sponsored by the Gloucester Main Street Association, we are hosting tours of the station, with updates on the restoration progress and historic rehabilitation process, information on donation opportunities, and outlining our vision […]
Community Outreach: the Archeological Society of Virginia and its Middle Peninsula Chapter
We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t take a step in Virginia without walking on an historic site!” We live in an amazingly historic area with wonderful resources, from the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, to the restored and reconstructed town of Williamsburg, the grand plantations along Route 5, and the battlegrounds at Yorktown […]
Join Us – The 2nd Annual Gloucester Fall History Crawl
Spend the day exploring four of Gloucester’s premier historic sites while enjoying tastings of delicious food from some of Gloucester’s finest eateries. Join the Fairfield Foundation and the Joseph Bryan Branch of Preservation Virginia on October 29th from 2 to 6 p.m. for the second annual Gloucester Fall History Crawl. Tickets on Sale Now! Email […]
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