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Gloucester’s new state park topic of Sunday’s meeting

Dr. David Brown, co-director of the Fairfield Foundation, will present plans on the Fairfield Foundation’s current work with Timberneck Park as it is converted into a new state park during Sunday’s meeting of the Gloucester Historical Society in Virginia.

The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Abingdon Episcopal Church Parish House, White Marsh. Refreshments will be served.

Brown will discuss archaeology on the Timberneck site and current efforts to preserve the historic Catlett Home.

The Catlett Home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Built about 1800, the Georgian-style house has hand-hewn timbers and much of the original finish work is still preserved. This site was important to the Native Americans who were already using the area’s natural resources when the first settlers arrived. Waterways were the roads and highways of the time, and early settlers were attracted to Timberneck’s waterfront loca...

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