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The Fairfield Foundation GMSA Member


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The Fairfield Foundation is a preservation education organization operating throughout Virginia's Middle Peninsula. Our goals are to educate and involve people of all ages in the process of archaeological and historical research, to provide outreach to students and the general public about historic landscapes of this region, and to encourage discussion, research, collaboration and the preservation of our historic resources, including buildings, archaeological sites, historic documents and oral history. The Foundation's major projects include the archaeological study of the Burwell plantation in Gloucester County, known as Fairfield/Carter's Creek, and the restoration of the 1930s Edge Hill Service Station in Gloucester into our regional center for archaeology, preservation, and education. The Foundation was founded in 2000 to undertake a long-term archaeological and historical investigation of Fairfield plantation, from its origins in the 1640s to its demise at the close of the 19th century. The foundation is documenting the complex history and landscape evolution of this major plantation and the individuals who lived there, while using this information and the archaeological process to engage with students, scholars and the general public in a meaningful and exciting dialog about the importance of our community's heritage. The foundation involves the public in its work, to disseminate new historical research and information, and encourage the preservation and recognition of a wide range of the community's heritage resources.

Location 6783 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone (804) 815-4467