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Finding Leedstown: What Archaeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The NNK250 Signature Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Julie King, Anthropology Professor with St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will speak about “Finding Leestown: What Archeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place”.  Free to the public.  At Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville, inside the Tavern Meeting Building, just behind the Tavern.  For more information, visit nnk250.us or call the Tavern at 804-580-3377.

In 1937 and unusual find at a Native American site in Leedstown led to similar discoveries in modern museums through the country and sparked intriguing questions about the history of the sight.  Join Dr. Julia Long as she explores the significance of Leedstown by placing it in multiple contexts.

Dr. Julia King has 30 years experience studying, writing, and teaching about historical archaeology and Chesapeake history and culture.  Her current research focus includes Indigenous history and colonialism in the Chesapeake region.  Since 2016, she has collaborated with the Rappahannock Tribe and landowners across the Northern Neck to uncover the region’s rich Indigenous and European history.

Organizer

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society

(804) 462-7280
history@LancasterVaHistory.org

Finding Leedstown: What Archaeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern , 73 Monument Place Heathsville, VA 22473

The NNK250 Signature Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Julie King, Anthropology Professor with St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will speak about “Finding Leestown: What Archeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place”.  Free to the public.  At Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville, inside the Tavern Meeting Building, just behind the Tavern.  For more information, visit nnk250.us or call the Tavern at 804-580-3377.

In 1937 and unusual find at a Native American site in Leedstown led to similar discoveries in modern museums through the country and sparked intriguing questions about the history of the sight.  Join Dr. Julia Long as she explores the significance of Leedstown by placing it in multiple contexts.

Dr. Julia King has 30 years experience studying, writing, and teaching about historical archaeology and Chesapeake history and culture.  Her current research focus includes Indigenous history and colonialism in the Chesapeake region.  Since 2016, she has collaborated with the Rappahannock Tribe and landowners across the Northern Neck to uncover the region’s rich Indigenous and European history.

Organizer

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society

(804) 462-7280
history@LancasterVaHistory.org

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