Archaeology

$10 million gift will fund new archaeological center at Colonial Williamsburg

$10 million gift will fund new archaeological center at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg President Mitchell Reiss announced a $10 million gift Wednesday from Forrest Mars Jr. that will fund a new archaeological center.

The announcement came during the foundation's annual Community Leaders Breakfast. The new center will be named for Nancy and Colin Campbell. Mars previously funded the Charlton Coffeehouse, the Public Armoury and the new $1 million Market House currently under construction in the Historic Area.

Reiss also unveiled a laundry list of new initiatives. Complete details have not been firmed up. They include:

* A musket range where guests can fire a reproduction of an 18th century firearm at a target bearing the likeness of...

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