The following is a guest blog by Jessica Taylor, doctoral candidate at University of Florida, and Lead Interviewer on our project to record oral histories about the Edge Hill Service Station and Gloucester’s Main Street community. As easy as it is to have a conversation about the old days over dinner, the prospect of doing an […]
Fairfield Foundation Launches The Center for Archaeology, Preservation and Education (CAPE)
This week a plumbing leak in our long-time lab facility covered the floor with an inch of water, making the space temporarily unusable. Although we were better prepared for this lab flood than an identical one in April 2012, we are left without a fully operational lab. We are forced once again to shift our operations to a temporary facility, limiting our […]
Successful Fundraiser Supports Fairfield’s New Education Center
On May 4th, the Fairfield Foundation announced our new education and preservation center at the former Edge Hill Service Station in Gloucester and discussed with supporters our plans for the future. We extend our deepest gratitude to Nam Vu and his family for their gracious hosting of this fundraising event. Sponsors included the Gold Sponsor- Chesapeake Bank, […]
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. […]
$96,000 = $348,000: Help us make the Edge Hill Service Station YOUR community preservation center!
You read it right the first time! This grant will complete the restoration of the Edge Hill Service Station – creating a center for preservation in our community. The Fairfield Foundation, working hand-in-hand with Gloucester County, received a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The funds, administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation […]
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 […]
Adventures in Plastering!
Thanks to a flurry of activity at the Edge Hill Service Station last week, the on-going restoration efforts for the 1930s Texaco station are building momentum! The Fairfield Foundation, in partnership with Adventures in Preservation (http://adventuresinpreservation.org/), held an extremely successful plaster workshop from August 27-August 31, with the goal of repairing some of the interior […]
Help Save the Ware Neck Store Collection!
Have you ever wondered what your great-great-grandmother’s shopping list looked like or how the shelves of a rural general store were stocked? A collection of ten boxes filled with papers stacked on metal wire, found in the attic of Ware Neck Store (also known as Nuttall’s Store), gives us a rare glimpse into the everyday […]
Help Us Plaster at the Pumps! August 27 – 31, 2012
The Fairfield Foundation is teaming up once again with Adventures in Preservation to recruit a team of volunteers to do hands-on restoration work at the 1930 Texaco Station in Gloucester, Virginia the week of August 26, 2012. Work this year will focus on plastering of interior walls. This marks 2012’s major preservation task on the station’s interior, bringing […]
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 […]
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