Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation:
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
Presented by Benjamin Skolnik, Alexandria Archaeologist
Work along the waterfront in Old Town has led to new insight into Alexandria's 18th-century waterfront. Recent discoveries include three ships believed to have been built in the mid-to-late 1700s, as well as evidence of an intricate network of wharves and piers created when Alexandrians were filling in the area to extend the shoreline out into the Potomac River. Benjamin Skolnik, an archaeologist with City of Alexandria, will share the latest photos and interpretations of the incredible work being done in the area. Together, the ships and wharves are a valuable and extremely rare data source for maritime historians and archaeologists.
Following the program, stay and enjoy our famous ice cream sundaes. Feel free to bring a bag lunch to eat before dessert if you like!
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062