Antioch Church in Gloucester was built by African-Americans who had been slaves at Fairfield and other local farms. While there are many marked burials here, mostly from the 20th century, earlier cemeteries in the area have yet be located. On February 8th we had the opportunity to give a brief presentation to the Middle Peninsula […]
Fairfield Internships: The who, what, when, where, why, and how!
Are you wondering how you (or your high school students) are going to spend some of those countless weeks of summer? Are you looking for a unique, exciting, hands-on experience that can nourish your interest in archaeology and history? The Fairfield Foundation summer internship program could be the place for you! With over 120 interns during […]
Plantations: Exploring complex intersecting cultural landscapes
Plantations dominated the landscape of the Mid-Atlantic from the late 17th century through the Civil War. Their impact was felt far beyond 1865, and in fact we are still dealing with their legacy today. They came in many sizes and forms, thrived on a variety of crops and industries, and fueled the economy and culture […]
AiP Workshop Builds a Better Future for Fairfield’s Foundations
Our third year of working with Adventures in Preservation brought about our most successful workshop yet! The mix of archaeology, architecture, and architectural conservation resulted in new discoveries, new friends, and a new model for our work preserving the Fairfield manor house. Over five fast days (and a half day behind the scenes tour of Colonial Williamsburg), […]
Bricks and Mortar: Using archaeology and preservation to save the past
Chocolate and Peanut Butter. Peanut Butter and Chocolate. These are undeniably two great things that go great together. The same should be true of archaeology and architectural conservation. Excavations frequently uncover the material remains of long lost buildings and landscape features, while these same architectural elements often inform our understanding of the past through their […]
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 […]
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 […]