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CANCELLED: SeeWorthy in the Park

Title:CANCELLED: SeeWorthy in the Park
Date & Time:Sun May 15, 2022
Location:Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. (Map This)
Event Details:Historic Alexandria regrets that it has to cancel event due to the possibility of inclement weather. The program will be scheduled for a later date.

In 2018, archaeologists uncovered the remains of three wooden ship hulls at the Robinson Landing construction site. Once excavated, City archaeologists temporarily stored the ship timbers in tanks of water to keep the wood from decaying. The timbers are now being moved to Ben Brenman Pond for preservation.

The free SeeWorthy in the Park event will include opportunities to talk with archaeologists about ship research and preservation, as well as STEM-based activities for all ages. Learn how wooden ships were reused in the 18th and 19th centuries as landfill with Shoreline Engineering, discover the physics behind moving large ship timbers with Mini Forklift Hydraulics, and find out what can be learned from ship wood with Dendrochronology Dating.
Contact Person:Emma Richardson
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4399
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Archaeology Museum, City Council, DPI, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Parks

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