June 2nd-4th. See the flyer for information.
10 week course, beginning Tuesday May 23rd with class sessions Tuesday nights on the Loudoun campus (NVCC) and Saturday mornings at area historical sites. Taught by Professor Patrick O’Neill.
Some sites include:
• Chapman’s Mill in Prince William County
• Bristoe Station Battlefield west of Manassas,
• Fairfax County Archaeology Research Lab in Annandale
• Ball-Sellers House in Glen-Carlyn, Robert Ball Sr. Cemetery, in Ballston
Some topics to be covered in the course:
• what is archaeology
• who does archaeology
• why do archaeology
• where to do archaeology
• when to do archaeology
• when not to do archaeology
• architectural details and dating
• local, county, state, Federal significance of architectural history
• National Register site evaluation
• Measured drawings and photographs
• use of hand compass – conduct pedestrian surveys and mapping
• laying out grids – artifact collecting and excavation
• GIS – finding and comparing sites and locations
• LIDAR technology – finding sites
• land parcel maps (deeds/patents) – finding sites and buildings
• USGS topographic maps – locating and mapping sites and landforms
• aerial photographs – finding and mapping sites
• Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – finding buildings
• Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) – finding foundations, graves, pits…
• carbon 14 dating – dating charcoal and organic matter
• archaeo-magnetic dating – dating hearths and fired features
• dendrochronology – dating by tree ring data
Oatlands and the Black History Committee of the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library are pleased to present a dynamic program this Sunday: An Afternoon with Michael Twitty. Mr. Twitty is a food historian and independent scholar who researches and teaches about African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Twitty has presented at Monticello and on Good Morning America, and he is Colonial Williamsburg’s first Revolutionary in Residence. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Twitty give a talk in Loudoun! Please join us this Sunday, May 7, at 2 PM in the Pavilion tent at Oatlands for this special program. See the Flyer!
It’s Historic Preservation month in Prince William county (and across the United States). Check out these activities!
Historic Preservation Month at HPD
Event Type: Community Event
Age Group(s): Adult, Older Adult, Teen
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description: Your home place, your neighborhood has a story. How do you learn the history of people and a place? Explore resources for maps, photographs, courthouse documents and more. Virginia Room event. Registration begins at 8:30am; sessions are from 9am to 3pm.
Location: City of Fairfax Regional Library, Meeting Room A/B
Registration Ends: 4/28/2017 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Laura Wickstead
Contact Number: 703-293-2667 x6
Check out the flyer!
See the flyer for more details.
Please see the attached flyer for the conference and annual meeting of ALHFAM, the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums. The conference will take place June 9-13, 2017 at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, NY. Undergraduate and graduate students in the field of history, preservation or history museum studies are encouraged to apply. The deadline for fellowship applications is April 1, and notification will be made by April 15.