Society president Faye Wade opens the meeting

On Sunday, July 28, 2016, The Hanover County Historical Society welcomed Harry Jaeger to the historic Salem Presbyterian Church in Studley, where he discussed and presented artifacts from the Rock Springs Archaological Site.

Located about eight miles west of Ashland on the banks of the South Anna River, this site was that of a Native American camp that was used with some regularity for thousands of years by Virginia's first residents.

Tom Hobbs addresses the attendees

Also present was Tom Hobbs, who added supporting information about Native American activity as revealed by efforts at the Broaddus' Flats Dig. This dig is primarily focused on the remains of what is thought to be Assesquin Plantation, home of family patriarch David Crawford.

Harry Jaeger in center pic.
Special thanks to Carlton Odell, Allen K. Smith, Charlie Schmetzer and Tom Hobbs
for displaying Hanover Native American artifacts at this event!