Tuesday, February 5, 2008

American history lecture series continues

Fauquier County Public Library is hosting a series of free history lectures co-sponsored by the newly formed Fauquier Heritage Institute.

Created to promote the study and love of American history, the institute has arranged for experienced speakers and historians to present the monthly lectures throughout 2008.

Download a PDF of a brochure about the series.

Lectures are held in the John Barton Payne Building, at 3 p.m. on the following Sundays:

Feb. 17: John Singleton Mosby
March 16: Elk Run Anglican Church Excavation
April 20: The Gold Mining Industry in Fauquier County
May 18: Brigadier General Ben Harden Helm and the Orphan Brigade
June 8: The History of Railroading in Warrenton and Fauquier County
July 20: Confederate Spy, Laura Ratcliffe
Sept. 21: The French and Indian War
Oct. 19: Wallis Warfield Simpson
Nov. 16: Founding Veterans in Fauquier Family Cemeteries

Interested lecturers and volunteers, which are needed to help with the series in a variety of capacities, are encouraged to contact program co-chairs: Mrs. Paula Johnson, (540) 341-7019, or Mrs. Jackie Lee, (540) 347-0607.