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Lecture: Unearthing History

Title:Lecture: Unearthing History
Date & Time:Wed Oct 4, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. (Map This)
Event Details:What do numbers, maps, and architectural clues tell us about the unwritten story of slavery in an urban environment? Learn how to answer this question from Dr. Doug Sanford, Professor Emeritus from the University of Mary Washington’s Historic Preservation Department. Through his extensive research across Virginia, Dr. Sanford will share the narrative of urban slavery found through historic documents, surviving buildings, and more, focusing on 1800 – 1860, and how this research can be applied to Alexandria.

This lecture is held in honor of Anna Lynch, long-time Alexandria Archaeology volunteer and researcher, who filled an important gap in our knowledge of a vital part of the City’s history with her three volume Compendium of Early African Americans in Alexandria, VA.
Fees:$12 per person or $10 for GTMS/FOAA members and volunteers.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Archaeology Museum, Gadsby's Tavern

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