October 1, 2022

McMillan to Deliver Mary Talks Season Opener

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Lauren McMillan will open the Mary Talks season with a discussion on her students’ work developing a Native American History and Culture Trail.

In partnership with nearby King George County, students worked with the Rappahannock and Patawomeck tribes to research, write, and design interpretive signage for a driving trail through the county. Using multiple lines of evidence–secondary sources, archival documents, archaeological evidence, and oral histories–the students covered the history of Rappahannock and Patawomeck peoples from 10,000 years ago to the present. Dr. McMillan will discuss this and other ongoing collaborative research focused on Virginia’s first peoples.

McMillan’s Mary Talks presentation will take place Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7:30 to 8:30 via Zoom. Register online to receive a link.