18th-century tinsmith shop found in Virginia

Published on December 8th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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Excavations taking place at the James Anderson Armoury project in Virginia have uncovered Anderson’s tinsmithing shop.

When complete, the Tin Shop will be the only working 18th-century tin shop in the United States. Historic trades artisans will demonstrate tinsmithing as practiced during the American Revolution.

“Adding the Tin Shop as a key focus of the Armoury project will result in one of our most comprehensive approaches to a pivotal Historic Area site,” said James Horn, vice president of research and historical interpretation and the Abby and George O’Neill director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. “The work will complete the most important Revolutionary-era military site in Williamsburg, offering guests an entirely different perspective on the role of the capital during a critical moment in the history of the Commonwealth and the nation.”

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Story: Virginia Gazette | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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