| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:54 PM
It was standing-room only Wednesday night for the crowd of 125 people who came to hear the fate of Fairview Park, where athletic fields are being proposed alongside a space long popular for its ridable trains.
As it turned out, any new sports fields for...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery.
Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill?
| Jul 28, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench this week, hoping to add to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began almost a month...
| Jun 22, 2014
HAMPTON — Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench last week, adding to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:31 PM
On the outskirts of Nazareth's downtown, buried beneath the stately grounds of the Whitefield House, lies an untold story of the Moravian settlers who came here in 1740.
It's not about the beautiful brass and woodwind music of their church services,...
| Aug 24, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg's vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy.
Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Rod Cofield has the building. Now he needs the tools.
Cofield's team at Historic London Town and Gardens has built a reproduction of a carpentry shop at the Colonial site in Edgewater. Now, to show how carpenters worked at the site in the 1700s, he...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent.
Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Mansfield Historical Society will present a program by Brian D. Jones, the new Connecticut State Archaeologist, following its annual meeting on Friday, Sept. 26. The program is open to the public and will be held at the First Church of Christ in...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is right. We will not succeed in growing Baltimore's future by "thinking small" but by building "projects that will sustain Baltimore well into the future" ("Moving Baltimore Forward," Aug. 29). The mayor proposes that...