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Letter: Breathing new life into Timberneck House

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

On behalf of the Fairfield Foundation Board of Directors, we would like to thank the community for their support and sponsorships that led to another successful fundraising event. This year’s Historic House Party took place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Cappahosic House in Gloucester County. Nearly 150 attendees visited the mid-18th-century landmark, which has stood above the banks of the York River since 1756. Funds raised from this event are helping support the restoration of the Timberneck House at Machicomoco State Park, a multi-year effort by the Fairfield Foundation to revitalize this historic house into a venue for learning and accommodation.

Party guests enjoyed wonderful food prepared by Shelly Williams and were entertained with live traditional music by Victoria Gum and Waverly Garner. Guests were able to tour the house, graciously opened by its current owner, and talk with Fairfield staff and board members about archaeological work in the area and t...

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