Please join us for our first lecture of the academic year (and our first in-person event since Feb. 2020!): on Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm, Jack Gary (Director of Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg) will present “Restoring Faith: Community Archaeology and the Search for America’s Oldest Black Baptist Church” (click here for recent news coverage of the project). Co-sponsored by the University of Richmond Department of Classical Studies, the free lecture will be held in Jepson Hall 118 on the UR campus.
On Thursday, March 8 at 6 pm, Tane Casserley (Research Coordinator with the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Diving Officer for the National Ocean Service) will present “The Monitor Excavations.” He will share his firsthand experiences excavating and studying the remains of the USS Monitor, the Civil War Ironclad that sank off the coast of North Carolina in 1862. Sponsored by the Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the University of Richmond Department of Classical Studies, the lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture will be held on the campus of the University of Richmond in Jepson Hall, Room 118. For directions and parking information, click here. Jepson Hall is #17 on the campus map. Visitor parking is available after 5 pm in all lots. For Google Map or GPS directions, use 37.578540, -77.537278.