DIG! 2019…Here We Go!

By on 5-17-2019

The Kids Dig opens for the 2019 season on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:30! This summer’s schedule includes sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (no Wednesdays). Sessions are offered at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 1:30. Sign up at the Colonial Street gate beginning at 9:00 a.m. Ages 5 to 16. Knees aren’t what they used to be? Visit us for the afternoon DUG! program from 3-4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and...

Rain Rain Go Away: What Archaeologists Do When the Weather Refuses to Cooperate

By on 7-31-2018

You may have noticed we’ve been getting a LOT of rain recently here in Williamsburg, and the rain has been causing flooding in our site.  When our site is wet, even if it’s not currently raining, we can’t dig because it’s simply not safe for the kids, the archaeologists, the artifacts we hope to recover, and the site itself.  We have some hypotheses about why our site is so prone to flooding; most of the...

“Do you ever find musket balls?” Military Artifacts at the Kids Dig!

By on 7-23-2018

“Do you ever find musket balls?” Most of what we find in the Archibald Blair dig site is… trash. That’s great news for us! We can learn a lot about people’s lives from the things they throw away. Occasionally, however, we get surprised by something unusual coming out of the ground, and each of us archaeologist has a favorite. After years of teaching curious folks about muskets and how soldiers fought in the 1700’s,...

Meet a Kids Dig Archaeologist! Andy Holloway

By on 7-13-2018

What’s up! My name is Andy and I’m from South Carolina. I first was interested in history when I was a kid at Colonial Williamsburg. As I grew up I kept my interest. When I got to high school, I took classes at William and Mary right down the street ad discovered archaeology when I dug on Saturdays at Fairfield Plantation. From there, I was hooked. After graduating in 2009, I went to the...

Meet a Kids Dig Archaeologist! DéShondra

By on 6-25-2018

Hello All! My name is DéShondra Dandridge and I am originally from Glen Allen, Virginia. As a child I have also wanted to pursue a career in Museums. I enjoyed visiting museums around the Richmond and D.C. area and learning about history. Going through the various exhibits and seeing how it could affect an individual resonated with me.  With that being said, I made it my mission to become involved in various museum organizations,...

We’re Back! Off to a Soggy Start

By on 5-30-2018

Kids Dig! has returned for another exciting start, but the weather is having other ideas. Dave, one of our dedicated volunteers seen in the photo, is thinking dry thoughts for us and we should be digging by the end of the week.  Come check out the site!  It’s a little damp and muddy but the crew is in good spirits and we are all excited to get digging soon.  We have some exciting things...