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Northern Neck Hidden History Trail launches

WEEMS—With the Saturday, March 9, official launch festivities complete, the Northern Neck Hidden History Trail is now ready for exploration.

Two events were held at well-known historical sites—Historic Christ Church and Stratford Hall—to celebrate those that made Northern Neck history in addition to the hard work of many in getting those stories into the hands of residents and visitors alike through the use of technology.

In his opening remarks, local historian Charles Sydnor quoted Confucious who said, “Study the past if you would define the future.” He said those words are echoed in the trail’s materials which promote “illuminating shared legacy, igniting brighter futures.”

The shared legacy is told through sites and significant events throughout the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland and King George. Visitors to the website can build their own itinerary based on location or interests, choosing from 15 places that can be explored in addition to stories of prominent people and historic events that can be perused. Also at the website, a QR code can be scanned to access the augmented reality version of historical sites.

Co-founder and program director Alva Jackson recognized cousin Dr. Evelyn Treacle-Moore “the family historian” and brother Robert Jackson as the other co-founders of….

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