The Fairfield Foundation will have a grand opening for its new Fairfield Archaeology Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 5777 Fairfield Lane, Hayes.
The foundation is celebrating the completion of a protective structure that was built over the ruined 1694 manor house that gave the Fairfield Foundation its start, said a press release. The new structure will help protect the 300-year-old brick foundation of the Burwell/Thruston manor, making it easier to interpret the building to the public and continue excavations within the house footprint.
The public will be able to see the progress that’s been made and to learn about future plans for the site. There will also be hands-on public archaeology, historic interpreters, exhibits, nature trail hiking, and more.
Foundation co-directors Dave Brown and Thane Harpole have been dreaming about establishing an archaeology park since they first started their educational outreach organization in 2000, said the release. Their vision for th...
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