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MCHS to hold ‘Year of Finding History’ talk

Fairfield Foundation co-directors David Brown and Thane Harpole will discuss the Mathews County Historical Society’s “Year of Finding History” at 7 p.m. next Thursday, April 23, at Kingston Episcopal Parish House, Mathews.

During a survey of local archeological sites, the local archaeologists identified 50 sites that reveal fascinating stories of Mathews history, a release stated. The historical society’s goal is to inventory more than 170 additional sites and undocumented buildings to create awareness of the county’s historical treasures, the press release added.

Mathews is one of the localities whose formal records were lost in the burning of Richmond during the Civil War. Recovering Mathews history now depends on family and church records, as well as archaeological sites, said the release.

Brown and Harpole attended the College of William and Mary and pursued advanced degrees in archeology at the University of Massachusetts. They established the Fair...

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