Monday, May 11, 2009

Role of Fauquier militia during War of 1812 discussed

The library is hosting a free lecture entitled The War of 1812 in Virginia, and the role of the Fauquier County militia presented by author Mike Lyman at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the John Barton Payne Building.

Mr. Lyman, co-author of the publication Encounters with British in Virginia During the War of 1812, is a “living” historian and member of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Culpeper Minute Men Chapter; and the War of the 1812 Society. He also compiles information on Virginia burials of American founders before May of 1657, Revolutionary War patriots, and War of 1812 veterans.

He is a member of the Stafford County Historical Society and the Mary Ball Museum Library, and is a former or a current member of The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, The Society of Colonial Wars, The Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Society of the Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, The Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy, and The Sons of Union Veterans.

The lecture is part of a series of lectures on historical topics sponsored by the library and the Fauquier Heritage Institute to be presented this year. The Fauquier Heritage Institute was created to promote the study and love of American history and present free lectures by experienced speakers and historians. Contact program Co-chairs Mrs. Paula Johnson, (540) 341-7019, or Mrs. Jackie Lee, (540) 347-0607, for more information or to volunteer.

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