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Colin G. and Nancy N. Campbell Archaeology Center

Learn more about our plans to establish the Colin G. and Nancy N. Campbell Archaeology Center. The center, which will be highly accessible to the public, will be located directly across from the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. It will become the hub for the Foundation’s archaeological endeavors.

Our Vision for the Archaeology Center

Thanks to a $10 million gift from the late Forrest E. Mars Jr., The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pursuing plans to establish the Colin G. and Nancy N. Campbell Archaeology Center. Additional funding is needed to build this new $25 million Archaeology Center, which will have an enormous impact on our education and preservation goals.

Plans for the new center include lab space where guests can observe the cleaning and study of artifacts and interact with the staff as they go about this process. The center will be highly accessible to the public, something Colonial Williamsburg has not previously been able to offer. The Foundation also hopes to include a public archaeology lab and classroom space where guests will be invited to learn more about archaeology and participate in hands-on experiences. In addition to lab space, the center will be home to exhibitions showcasing the history of archaeology and the work of Foundation archaeologists past and present.

Additional funding is needed to begin construction of the building and create an endowment to provide means for building maintenance and the Foundation’s archaeology staff who will play an instrumental role in bringing the building to life for our guests. For additional information about the project and how you can help, including naming opportunities within the center, contact: vpdevelopment@cwf.org