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First Quarter King and Queen Historical Society Meeting – Jan. 28, 2018

The King and Queen County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at King and Queen Court House in the new courts building at 3pm. The public is invited to attend. The speaker will be Mr. Newell Randall, retired from Carpenter Company, and now an active volunteer in the King and Queen community. He serves with the Walkerton Volunteer Fire Association, Brunington Baptist Church, and the Courthouse Tavern Museum. In his spare time he is an amateur fossil hunter. His collection is now a featured exhibit at the Museum.

Newell’s topic is “The World Beneath Our Feet” about his work to preserve the fossil record in King and Queen County and the region. He will explain why fossils are found in abundance in our area, highlight challenges to their identification, and share examples of rare and common fossils.

Attendees are invited to bring sharks’ teeth and other fossils they have found for identification. The Fossil Exhibit can be viewed after the meeting in the Archives Building located next to the Courthouse Tavern Museum. Refreshments will be served in the Tavern building.