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1608 Church at James Fort Examined in Architectural Record

June 1, 2011

Carl Lounsbury, distinguished Senior Architectural Historian at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will discuss "The 1608 Church at Jamestown: The Origins and Development of Anglican Architecture in the New World" at the meeting of the Colonial Capital Branch Preservation Virginia at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at the Williamsburg Public Library.

The 1608 church excavations
The 1608 church excavations
Archaeology magazine has named the 1608 church found at Jamestown one of the ten most significant archaeological discoveries of 2010. Discovered by a team of Historic Jamestowne archaeologists, led by Dr. William M. Kelso, Director of Archaeological Research and Interpretation for Preservation Virginia, the church discovery confirms how significant the Church of England was in the lives of the new world colonists.

Dr. Lounsbury will share his research on Anglican architecture of the early 17th century and will discuss his vision of what the church looked like and how it fit into architecture of the early 17th century when churches were just beginning to appear in Tidewater Virginia. Lounsbury is one of the nation's leading experts on early colonial architecture. He has published numerous books and articles and consulted on numerous historic sites across the nation.

The lecture is free and is open to the public. For more information, call 757-259-9134 or email ccbpv@preservationvirginia.org.

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