Arche­ol­ogy Month at Peters­burg bat­tle­field

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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.

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