Juneteenth at the Custis Square archaeological site in Colonial Williamsburg – Open to the Public – June 19, 2020
The community is invited to come to this free event – Juneteenth at the Custis Square archaeological site in Colonial Williamsburg. If you are looking for ways to educate yourselves or your children on Juneteenth and its history in the United State, this event as well as others planned at Colonial Williamsburg may be the perfect fit.
Talk with Colonial Williamsburg’s African American Nation Builders and actor-interpreters as they offer narratives of tenacity, spirituality, and hope. Stay to tour the excavation and talk with Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists and interpreters about how they work together to understand and share the stories of African Americans at Custis Square and throughout Colonial Williamsburg.
Conversations begin at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. This community event is open to the public. Weather dependent. LEARN MORE
“Archaeologists have recently embarked on a 5-year project investigating the Williamsburg home of Virginia tobacco planter and statesman, John Custis IV. Visit the archaeological site, see artifacts as they’re being discovered, and talk with experts in the field. While you visit you’ll learn about the property’s history, from Custis’ purchase of the land in the early 18th century to its tenure as a recreation space for patients of the Eastern State Public Hospital. Stop by and find out what archaeology can tell us about Custis Square and the people who lived there!”
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