Northern Neck History Fair awards presented

Local elementary students recently gathered at Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M) for the 18th annual Northern Neck History Fair awards ceremony.

Students typically submit exhibits related to life in colonial and revolutionary Virginia, but this year the fair had 1619 Virginia as its theme, reported director of programs and communications Robert Teagle.

Participants created projects related to one of the many historic events in Virginia that year, including the first meeting of the first legislative assembly in English North America—Virginia’s General Assembly, the arrival of the first Africans to the colony, the recruitment of women to Virginia in large numbers and the first Thanksgiving…