\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_27188" align="aligncenter" width="794"]<img class="wp-image-27188 size-full" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/05\/Screenshot_1.jpg" alt="" width="794" height="794" \/> Carolyn Stephens accepts McCoy project\u2019s display for the Williamsburg Museum.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_27189" align="aligncenter" width="1099"]<img class="size-full wp-image-27189" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/05\/Screenshot_2.jpg" alt="" width="1099" height="793" \/> Kristen de Graauw and Nick LaCasse of the Greenbrier Historical Society[\/caption]\r\n<h1>On May 24, Kristen de Graauw of The Historic Timbers Project presented poster displays Nick LaCasse of the Greenbrier Historical Society and Carolyn Stephens of the Williamsburg District Historic Foundation.<\/h1>\r\nThe displays outline the tree-ring dating results for the Barracks in Lewisburg and McCoy Fort in Williamsburg. Both the Barracks and McCoy Fort were found to be constructed sometime around 1799, the year in\u00a0 which logs were felled for these structures.\r\n\r\nTree-ring dating can be a useful tool to prove the time line for log construction, it is a science called\u00a0 dendrochronology. The more studies that are done on historic log structures in southeastern West Virginia, the stronger the database can be. Both of these structures were built of whiteoak.\r\n\r\n\u201cThese projects are important because they allow historical societies and\u00a0 communities to further understand the earliest periods of their regional history. Through the support of the Humanities Council, these projects are made possible and without the appropriate\u00a0 funding from our legislatures for these projects our history is at risk.\u00a0 It is vital that we as a community\u00a0 support the extremely important work that the Humanities Council as well as Historic Timbers Project is doing to preserve our regional history,\u201d said LaCasse\r\n\r\nProject McCoy chairperson Stephens was quite grateful. \u201cOur museum in Williamsburg was wishing for\u00a0 an opportunity to have the McCoy structure dated. This program was an opportunity to participate in a program and get testing done that we couldn\u2019t afford otherwise.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe posters will be displayed in the Barracks and the Williamsburg Museum. These displays\r\n\r\nmark the\u00a0 conclusion of this project, funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia University.