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Travel workshop with Steve Watson

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00pm

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Planning to travel. What do you need to know to secure your home while you are on holiday. Steve Watson MPO a crime prevention specialist of the Albemarle County Police Department will present on this important topic

CPTED Professional Designation

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Old Dominion Lecture series

Every th of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
July 13, 2016 - October 12, 2016

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Old Dominion Lecture Series (for 2016)

The Old Dominion series is a fantastic way to experience the state of Virginia. Attend each month’s FREE talk (on the second Wednesday), then travel with us on a related day-trip! This year’s destinations include: Richmond’s Agecroft Hall and the Virginia House; the Five Forks Battlefield and Pamplin Park; Orange County’s James Madison Museum and Barboursville Vineyards; Richmond’s Maymont Park and Hollywood Cemetery; Culpeper County’s Graffiti House and Kelly’s Ford and Brandy Station Battlefields; Fredericksburg’s Kenmore and Belmont Plantations; the Gettysburg Battlefield and more! Speakers include: NPS Civil War historian Ron Wilson, Archaeologist and historian Lynn Rainville, and award-winning Virginia historian Rick Britton. The Day-Trips: Depart from the Seminole Square Shopping Center (and departure times vary, see each day-trip listing), and return between 5:3o & 6:3o pm (unless otherwise noted). Note: All the tours require walking. No day-trip in August, it’s too hot!
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• Lecture - Wed. June 8th - 6:oo pm – What We Can Learn From Cemeteries (Lynn Rainville) – Archaeologist and historian Lynn Rainville—who specializes in the everyday lives of ordinary people—speaks on the hidden history that’s discoverable from a cemetery’s location, layout, tombstones, and inscriptions.
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• Lecture - Wed. July 13th - 6:oo pm – Cavalry in the American Civil War (Rick Britton) – On campaign, Civil War cavalrymen were their army’s “eyes and ears,” on the battlefield they protected their army’s flanks, and were frequently called upon to charge en masse. Come hear Civil War historian Rick Britton speak on the cavalry’s many and varied experiences!

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• Lecture - Wed. Sept. 14th - 6:oo pm – A Brief History of Fredericksburg (Rick Britton) – Established in 1728—and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales (1701-51), father of King George III—Fredericksburg was one of Virginia’s most important port cities. Since its founding, it’s witnessed arriving immigrants, economic success, and more than its share of bloodshed and strife. Historian Rick Britton tells the story!

NO AUGUST Lecture or Day trip

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• Lecture - Wed. Oct. 12th - 6:oo pm – The Gettysburg Campaign: Lee’s Second Invasion (Rick Britton) – Culminating in the Civil War’s bloodiest battle, the Gettysburg Campaign has been studied for over 150 years. What was Lee’s purpose in invading Pennsylvania? Was there really a chance of Confederate victory? Would Confederate success at Gettysburg have ended the war? And what if “Stonewall” Jackson had been present? Come hear the answers to these and many more fascinating questions! 

 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Travel Class - A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County

Every th of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00pm

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A New Beginning:
Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County
Lecturer: Historian Rick Britton

The perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper!

Introduction—The Civil War’s termination left Albemarle County in a political, economic, and social abyss. Ironically, it also simultaneously brought freedom and military occupation. Thanks to emancipation, a number of Black Baptist churches were established and several local African Americans rose to prominence. During this “new beginning”—a time of rebuilding—county residents refocused on farming. Technology and more railroads modernized the county. One of its manufacturing firms gained a national reputation for excellence. In the century’s final years Charlottesville became a city, Mr. Jefferson’s gorgeous Rotunda was gutted by fire, and one of Albemarle’s own was named the nation’s “most beautiful blonde.” Join us for a fabulous new lecture class: “A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County!” 
Our Lecturer—An award-winning local historian, Rick Britton has published scores of articles on central Virginia history, and three books—Albemarle & Charlottesville: An Illustrated History (2006), Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler (2008), and Virginia Vignettes: Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History (2015).
The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. on five consecutive Thursdays, 6:00–7:30 pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00.
• Thursday, Sept. 22nd - 6:oo pm – A New Beginning: Albemarle in the Late 1800s
• Thursday, Sept. 29th - 6:oo pm – A Choir of the Whole: Albemarle’s Black Baptist Churches
• Thursday, Oct. 6th - 6:oo pm – Clothing a Nation: The Charlottesville Woolen Mills
• Thursday, Oct. 13th - 6:oo pm – Educating the Poor: The Samuel Miller Story
• Thursday, Oct. 20th - 6:oo pm – Maud Coleman Woods: America’s Most Beautiful Blonde

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Travel Class - A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00