Friends of Fairfax Archaeology (FOFA) and Cultural Resources Fall Meeting
James Lee Community Center Auditorium, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church
Garrett Fesler will discuss a recent archaeological investigation of a well feature in the basement of a local historic building. The artifacts recovered tell the story of an effort in the early 19th century to operate the property as a tavern and bathhouse. Unfortunately, the times (the War of 1812 complicated life in Alexandria), and the inability to convince the good citizens of Alexandria that a warm bath was worth 50 cents, doomed Shield’s effort at increasing local hygiene.
Light refreshments will be provided before the presentation, followed by a brief FOFA meeting to highlight its recent activities, preview what is currently active in Fairfax County Archaeology, and to discuss FOFA’s plans for future events and symposia.