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Archaeology in the Community (AITC) will be hosting the seventh annual Day of Archaeology Festival, Saturday, July 21st from 10 am to 3 pm at Dumbarton House in Georgetown. Archaeology organizations from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will be present. The public will be able to talk to archaeologists in person and learn about the science and art of doing archaeology as well as volunteer opportunities in the field. There will be engaging activities for children, including mock-excavation, hands-on artifact displays, crafts, and lectures. The archaeology of local prehistoric and historic inhabitants of the area will also be featured. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the Dumbarton House Museum, music, face painting, and visits from some of D.C.’s best food trucks.
The event is free to the public and open to people of all ages.