Author Archives: Nichole Lidstrom

A Tale of Two Capitals

On Monday, the two seminars headed back out on field trips, focusing this week on the two great wars in Virginia history and the two capitals that were their stages.

The Civil War Seminar headed down to Hampton, VA to follow the steps of the Union forces as they attempted to capture Richmond in 1862. Fort […]

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Twister and Shout!

Some of our aspiring archaeologists woke up bright and early Saturday morning to help excavate the site of Fairfield Plantation. Fairfield was a large manor house built in 1694 by one of colonial Virginia‚Äôs most esteemed families, and it survived all the way to the 1880s when it burned down. Archaeologists Dave Brown and Laura […]

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