Paleo-Indian site guardians, Chris and René White with the Native American Church of Virginia, gave six hours of various presentations to close to 100 people during the Clermont Farm Day event Sat., Oct. 11.
Hosted by the Clermont Foundation and Clarke County Parks and Recreation, a reported 200+ people braved the cold and wet weather to attend the one-day festival and to celebrate the county's rich farm cultural and historical heritage.
With October being Virginia Archeology Month, Clermont Farm Foundation CEO Bob Stieg invited the couple to be the featured archaeology speakers.
Chris and René showed hands on samples of artifacts, presented scientific data collected over five years of research and offered heritage t-shirts featuring local artist Abigail Beavin, while Native American flutist Alan Stanz, of the local Native American flute circle, performed.
The Clermont Farm Foundation funds and manages Clermont Farm, a 360-acre research and training site in history, historic preservation, and agriculture, owned by the Department of Historic Resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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