Come hear how the Commonwealth has been shaped by its many waterways!
Did you know a portion of the first fort built at Jamestown eroded into the James River? And, that the York River holds more than a dozen ships sunk during the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, the last major battle of the American Revolution?
On Saturday, August 24, The Department of Historic Resources (DHR) will present an insightful and illuminating seminar at The Mariners’ Museum and Park about how Virginia’s extensive network of bays and rivers has influenced and continues to impact the lives and commerce of Commonwealth citizens over the past 400 years.
DHR will delve into various topics and discussions, including how the use of Virginia’s bays, rivers, and tributaries has changed over time; how underwater archaeologists extract history from beneath the waters; and so much more.
Attendees will also learn from DHR about exciting and educational new opportunities to participate in the state’s efforts to discover, research, manage, and protect its many and varied underwater archaeological sites. The seminar is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged as seating may be limited.
This program was supported by a grant from Virginia Humanities.
John D. Broadwater, Acting State Underwater Archaeologist
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Patrick Brendan Burke, Associate Director of Archaeological Research
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Della Scott-Ireton, Associate Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network
University of West Florida
Bruce Terrell, Archaeologist/Historian, Maritime Heritage Program
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries