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Professor to provide insight on George Washington’s Birthplace

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:12 am

University of South Florida Professor of History Dr. Philip Levy. Photo courtesy of USF.

On Saturday May 20, Dr. Phil Levy will give a talk entitled, George Washington’s Birthplace: Digging Into What We Know, And What We Think We Know. The talk will describe Dr. Levy’s findings regarding a modern reassessment of early park archaeology, including the site that has been believed to hold the remains of the house in which Washington was born, which is commonly known as Building X.
Dr. Levy is a Professor of History at the University of South Florida where he also holds appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Patel College of Global Sustainability. He was also a part of the team that gained international attention by finding the remains of George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm.
“This is one of the most intriguing and most misunderstood Washington archeological sites,” Levy says of Building X. “It’s time to finally fully make sense of the birthplace—archaeologically speaking it is the last piece of the puzzle.”
George Washington Birthplace is located on Route 204, off State Route 3, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg VA and 11 miles west of Montross VA. For more information call 804 224 1732, check us out on Facebook or Twitter or visit the web at www.nps.gov/gewa