Archeology Month at Petersburg battlefield
PETERSBURG — During the month of October Petersburg National Battlefield will be hosting or participating in several events in recognition of Virginia Archeology Month. The public is invited to attend these programs to learn more about archeological techniques and how archaeology helps us learn more about historical events. The schedule is as follows:
• Tuesday, October 16: “Trowel Talk” – Fort Lee
Park Archeologist Alexis Morris and Curator Emmanuel Dabney will display and discuss artifacts related to the Civil War and the Siege of Petersburg. Choose from three sessions: 12:30-1 p.m., 1:30-2 p.m., or 2:30-3 p.m. For reservations contact Elizabeth Bell at 804-765-7026. Address: Building 5222, 22nd Street, behind U.S. Army Women’s Museum.
• Saturday October 20: “Archaeology Day at Petersburg National Battlefield” - Eastern Front Unit, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Archeologists from Petersburg National Battlefield and the Fort Lee Regional Curation Facility will exhibit items and demonstrate methods and techniques archeologists use to learn more about the battlefield. Reservations are not necessary. Address: 5001 Siege Road, Petersburg.
• Sunday, October 21: “Sweeping, Soaking, and Stirring: The Lives of Laboring Ladies” – General Grant’s Headquarters Unit, 2 p.m.
For more information on Archeology Day, contact Alexis Morris at (804) 732-3571 ext. 304 or at Alexis_Morris@nps.gov.