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Discover the history of Virginia on this ‘virtual quest’

The archaeological virtual tour event is next week in Newport News (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Dane Deaner)
The archaeological virtual tour event is next week in Newport News (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Dane Deaner)

NEWPORT NEWS – The United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula is hosting an archaeological event about the history of Virginia next week.

Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Attendees can join Nick Luccketti, principal investigator and archaeologist of the James River Institute for Archaeology on a “virtual quest” which includes John Smith’s ‘New Forte’ built in 1609 and John Custis II’s Arlington Plantation from 1674, according to the event page.

The Dig It Jamestown Archaeology of Virginia’s Invisible Century 1607-1699 event will be at the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, 401 City Center Blvd. on Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is open to the public but registration is required.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page or email jennifer@ujcvp.org.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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