Does your child love to dig and uncover treasures? A great learning opportunity is planned for the Hampton History Museum's 2nd Saturday Family Event, entitled “History Under Our Feet,” this weekend.
The kids are going to be able to participate in a mock archaelogical dig where they will clean, sort and help repair historical artifacts brought in from Fairfield Foundation in Gloucester, VA.
Archaeologist and Hampton History Museum Educator Sarah Heinsman will also lead a "Trash Pit" demonstration where layers of materials will represent years of accumulated waste. The children will be able to sort through the material and discover the detail that can be learned through analyzing the layers.
For additional information visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org
When: Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10am-2pm
Where: Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669
Cost: The cost is free for museum members and $2.00 for non-members. Children six and under are free. This discounted admission also includes entry into the Hampton History Galleries which currently feature a recreated archaeological dig and the exhibit “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia – Surviving War.
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Photos courtesy of Hampton History Museum.