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Urbanna archaeology to be topic of online lecture

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will present a free online lecture by Dr. David A. Brown at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21.

His topic will be “Archaeological Discoveries in Urbanna: the Sandwich, Gressit, and Lister Properties.” Brown, who is co-director of the Fairfield Foundation, will discuss recent archaeological work done on these three historic properties.

The Fairfield Foundation’s study of Sandwich, which has been owned by members of the Montague family since 1934, has uncovered remains of the earliest lots laid out in Urbanna and of the Fort Lot, which may have held an earthen fortress that once protected the town. Ground Penetrating Radar has revealed a substantial discovery related to a town lot, as well as several other curious anomalies.

Sandwich, home of Robert L. Montague in Urbanna.

The Gressitt House lies on the west side of Sandwich, next door to the Urbanna Museum. Although Fairfield Foundation’s work at the Gressitt House is still in its ...

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