Thanks to all who visited and helped with the 13th annual Field Day at the Berry site sponsored this year by Burke County Travel & Tourism. Despite two rounds of rain, the last of which shut us down, we still had over 500 visitors tour the Berry site and see the work being done by the Warren Wilson College and Western Piedmont Community College field schools. Visitors were also able to see booths for the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Catawba Indian Nation, History Museum of Burke County, Schiele Museum, Discovery Place, Overmountain Victory Trail Association, and other demonstrators.
The Burning of Fort San Juan
“It is a story of great scholarship, archaeology at its
best, hot dirty physical work and luck.”
- Producer, Tom Earnhardt, Exploring North Carolina Series, UNC-TV, in “The First, Lost Colony”