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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 3, 9-5 “Homeschool Day” at James Madison’s Montpelier


Enjoy a day at Montpelier designed especially for homeschooling families, or any family seeking a fun day out. 
$10/adult, $5/children ages 6-14
Children under 6 are free!
No advance tickets or reservations required! 


Participate in these special events:
  • Take a guided hike of our old growth forest
  • Sit in on the Constitutional Convention
  • Read from James' bookshelf
  • Play colonial games, and much more!
Enjoy our everyday offerings:
  • Guided tours of James and Dolley Madison's beloved home
  • Archaeology lab full of artifacts
  • Museum exhibits
  • Grounds galore for walking, picnicking, and exploring.
Please Note: Homeschool Day is held rain-or-shine. In the event of rain, certain activities will be canceled or moved to alternate locations.

For more information, please contact:
Kyle Stetz, Manager of Student and Family Programs
edteam@montpelier.org
(540) 672-2728 ext. 402

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 28 - Speaker: Kevin Gutzman, author "Thomas Jefferson--Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America (Monticello)

(Book) Thomas Jefferson--Revolutionary:
A Radical's Struggle to Remake America
by Kevin R.C. Gutzman


Tuesday, March 28 – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. - MONTICELLO hosts a FREE talk by Kevin Gutzman (a New York Times best-selling author of four books and Professor of History, Western Connecticut State University) entitled Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America (based upon his new book). Perhaps it is easy to view Jefferson as a two-dimensional historical figure, whose life, in hindsight, seems distant and predictable. Yet, much of what we take for granted about the United States today—religious freedom, the accessibility of education, and the size and reach of government—can be traced directly back to Jefferson. His position on both government and society were radical for their time. Simply put, Jefferson was a revolutionary. Thus, in Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, Kevin Gutzman embraces Jefferson’s complexities and gives readers a new perspective on the life and work of Jefferson.

Talk is FREE but registration is required. To register, & for complete information about Monticello tours and special events, visit www.monticello.org, call (434) 984-9816, or e-mail to info@monticello.org.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 22-26: Virginia Festival of the Book - #VABook2017 History Programs (Charlottesville)


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
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HISTORY* PROGRAMS at #VABook2017
Times & Locations at:
http://vabook.org/program_topics/history/

*Even though these programs are not all Central Virginia history related, we couldn't resist highlighting our region's Virginia Festival of the Book and its diverse offerings for our history loving fans! Take note of the March 25 Lit Fair--we'll be there with Rick Britton's book!

March 21-June 30: (Photo Exhibit) Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales.

March 22: Betrayal & Virginian Heroes: 20th Century War Stories - William Geroux (The Mathews Men) and William Walker (Betrayal at Little Gibraltar) share engrossing stories from both world wars, their research behind the books, and why these still matter today.

March 22: Monuments and Memory: How We Share History - Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (Through Darkness to Light) and author Colin Rafferty (Hallow This Ground) discuss their work and the role of monuments and memory in creating a sense of shared history.

March 22: In Pursuit of Story: Memoirs and Travelogues - Steven Faulkner (Bitterroot) and Jeffrey Greene (In Pursuit of Wild Edibles) provide historical background and contemporary appreciation for sites of their travels, from the trail of Lewis and Clark to the French countryside and many places in between.

March 23:  Fresh Perspectives on the Civil War - D.H. Dilbeck (A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War), Jon Grinspan (The Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century), and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai (Northern Character: College Educated New-Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era) will speak on their studies of the Civil War.

March 23: Women Making History: Who Gets to Write Which Stories? - Academic and public historians Catherine Clinton, Claudrena Harold, Dava Sobel, and Susan Southard join in conversation with Corinne Field about pathways available to women writing history.

March 23: Race and Class: A Necessary Dialogue - Lisa Goff (Shantytown, USA), Brooke Obie (Book of Addis), and Lawrence Ross (Blackballed) discuss race and class in America, offering perspectives from fiction, policy and politics, and history, and encouraging thoughtful dialogue on these topics within our community.

March 23:  Civil War: The Governors and the Commanders - Stephen D. Engle (Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors), and Wayne Hsieh and Williamson Murray (A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War), will discuss their Civil War histories, with the perspective of political and military leaders.

March 23: Warhol and the First Ladies - Feather Schwartz Foster (Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas and Other Stories from the First Ladies’ Closet) and Claudia Kalb (Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities) share stories from the closets and minds of well-known historic figures.

March 24: It's Complicated: U.S. and U.S.S.R. Relations - Authors Kenneth Ackerman (Trotsky in New York), Richard A. Moss (Nixon’s Back Channel to Moscow) and Louis Sell (From Washington to Moscow) take a look at the long and complicated relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, including Trotsky’s connections in New York through to the collapse of the USSR.

March 24:  Civil War: Southern Women, Black Regiments and Night Visions - Catherine Clinton (Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War), Douglas Egerton (Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America), and Jonathan W. White (Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War) will all present and discuss their new works on the Civil War.

March 24: Indian Wars, Firearms and the Early American Arms Race - David J. Silverman (Thundersticks) and Laura Trevelyan (The Winchester) discuss the Indian Wars, the history of firearms in America, and how they overlapped to launch an Indian arms race.

March 24: Battles Worth Fighting: Civil Rights and Journalism - Authors Jim Obergefell (Love Wins), Patricia Hruby Powell (Loving Vs. Virginia), and Anya Schiffrin (Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism From Around the World) provide varied perspectives on world-changing stories.

March 24: Touching Land and Nature - Ben Kessler (Rivers of Wind) and Denise Low (The Turtle’s Beating Heart) share lyrical stories of the past and of nature, heritage, and memory. Their writing is both timeless and urgent.

March 24: Activism and Leadership: African Americans During Jim Crow - Authors Claudrena Harold (New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South), Richard Rosen & Joseph Mosnier (coauthors, Julius Chambers), and Elizabeth Dowling Taylor (The Original Black Elite) explore the life stories and life’s work of nineteenth and twentieth century black leaders.

March 24: Witches, Patriots, and Partisanship: Early American History - Robert McDonald (Confounding Father), John Ragosta (Patrick Henry), and Benjamin Ray (Satan & Salem) share the research and stories behind their current books.

March 24: Historic Crime: Sherlock, Poison, and Music - Holly Tucker (City of Light, City of Poison), Michael Sims (Arthur and Sherlock), and Richard Underwood (CrimeSong) share stories of detective creation, stories of true and historic crimes, and stories behind crimes you may have sung about.

March 24: Reading Under the Influence with Jack Hamilton - Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination) discusses his work from 9:30-10:00 PM, followed by a live deejay set by Grits and Gravy’s Robin Tomlin.
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March 25: Book Signings at the Lit Fair in the Charlottesville Omni - For the first time at the Virginia Festival of the Book, selected speakers with programs held elsewhere during the Festival will also sign books during the Lit Fair on Saturday, March 25, in half-hour time slots.

NOTE:  Stop by the Cedar Creek Publishing booth at the #VABook2017 Lit Fair! We will have copies of Rick Britton's book, Virginia Vignettes: Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History. Special Festival Price: $10 each!
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March 25: The Tragedy of Racism and Racial Violence - Charles B. Dew (The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade), Jason Morgan Ward (Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century), and Marjory Wentworth (We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel) examine questions of race, civil rights, and horrific violence.

March 25:  Nuclear War: Survivors, Resistors, and Current Peril - Susan Southard (Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War), Caren Stelson (Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story), and Dan Zak (Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age) will present and discuss their new work in regards to the Nuclear Age.

March 25:  Pop Life: Cultural Influences of Media - Camilla Fojas (Zombies, Migrants, and Queers), Glenn Frankel (High Noon), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight) discuss different elements of pop culture and how they help define social and political beliefs.

March 25: True Stories of the Jim Crow South: Beth Macy & Patrick Phillips - Beth Macy (Truevine) and Patrick Phillips (Blood at the Root) discuss their books that unveil a history of racial terrorism in the in the Jim Crow South.

March 25: Civil Protests, Bloody Responses: Kent State and Selma -  Howard Means (67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence) and Robert Pratt (Selma’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality) share events of American civil protests that resulted in bloodshed, histories of protest and reaction that remain relevant today.

March 26: A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley - Jane Kamensky reveals the divided loyalties, tangled sympathies of the American Revolution in the eyes of colonial America’s premier painter. Copley’s life and career mirrored the Revolution’s spectacular rises and devastating downfalls, yet he remains a premier figure in artistic legacies even today.

March 26: Touching History: Richard Rabinowitz on Curating America - Richard Rabinowitz (Curating America: Journeys through Storyscapes of the American Past) will discuss his work in creating more than 500 history museums, exhibitions, and educational programs, including how one shapes and informs the narrative, making history touchable. Rabinowitz will be in conversation with Ed Ayers.
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The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017.

Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the 56 state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. We have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors. An abbreviated list of past participants includes Rick Atkinson, Edward Ayers, David Baldacci, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Dove, Alan Furst, John Grisham, Jan Karon, Jim Lehrer, Frances Mayes, Colum McCann, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Lisa Scottoline, Pete Seeger, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Viorst, and Charles Wright.

Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to children’s programs and hands-on workshops. All programs are open to the public and, with the exception of a few ticketed events, the majority of Festival programs are free to attend.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 20 - Speaker: Eric Campbell, "The Fatal Halt at Cedar Creek" (Charlottesville)


Jubal Early

Monday, March 20 – 7 p.m. - THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE hosts Cedar Creek Battlefield park historian Eric Campbell speaking on “The Fatal Halt at Cedar Creek.” Fought on October 19, 1864, the Battle of Cedar Creek pitted an 18,000-man Confederate army under Jubal Early against a 30,000-man force led by Union Gen. Philip Sheridan. “Little Phil” was away from his command, however, and “Old Jube” planned an excellent early morning surprise flank attack that went really well—driving several Union Corps from their camps, capturing 1,300 prisoners, and 18 pieces of artillery—until . . . the fatal halt. Come hear this fantastic story!

Monthly CWRT meetings are held the third Monday at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge on 250 East starting at 7 p.m. Dinner (optional) starts at 6 p.m. Dinner menu: salmon, steak, or crab cakes with salad & desert for $20. For more info call Sandy vonThelen at (434) 971-8567.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Genius of Thomas Jefferson - A Lecture Series by Rick Britton

Thomas Jefferson


Tuesday, March 7 – 3:00 p.m. – THE SENIOR CENTER of CHARLOTTESVILLE begins a brand new class: “The Genius of Thomas Jefferson.” The lecturer is historian Rick Britton, author of the award-winning Jefferson, A Monticello Sampler. It’s the perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper!

Despite being born in the Virginia backcountry, Jefferson became one of America’s most brilliant Founding Fathers. We’ll examine his most famous and notable achievement—authorship of the Declaration of Independence—and we’ll explore many of his lesser-known accomplishments such as the dredging of the Rivanna River, the founding of the U.S. Patent Office, and designing of the Virginia State Capitol. We’ll also learn about Jefferson’s foray into the fascinating science of paleontology. Join us as we explore “The Genius of Thomas Jefferson!”   

• Tues., March 7 - 3:oo pm – “Jefferson’s Greatest Hits: Accomplishments Galore!”
• Tues., March 14 - 3:oo pm – “Jefferson’s Greatest Hits: Part Two!”
• Tues., March 21 - 3:oo pm – “Jefferson, the Declaration, & the Fourth of July” 
• Tues., March 28 - 3:oo pm – “Jefferson, Father of the American West”
• Tues., April 4 - 3:oo pm –  “The Megalonyx Jeffersonii: Jefferson’s Great Claw”
• Tues., April 18 – Travel Session: A fabulous day-trip to downtown Washington to see the recreation of Jefferson’s book collection at the gorgeous Library of Congress, and the stunningly beautiful Jefferson Memorial. For lunch we’ll dine at the U.S. Capitol Cafeteria. (Tour departs 8:00 a.m., returns between 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Travel Session is a separate charge. Note that Library of Congress tour is limited to 25 participants.)

Sign up today! The class will be held at the Senior Center Inc. beginning on Tues., March 7, 3:00–4:00 pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00. To register, or for more information, call the Senior Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538, go to www.seniorcenterinc.org, or e-mail RHBritton@aol.com.

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Stonewall & the 1862 Battle of McDowell, VA


Monday, February 20 – 7 p.m. - THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE hosts Keven Walker, CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, speaking on “Stonewall & the 1862 Battle of McDowell, Va.” Fought on May 8, 1862, the Battle of McDowell witnessed an uphill attack by an outnumbered Union force. Despite winning the day, Jackson was unable to mount an effective pursuit. The Charlottesville CWRT is a wonderful organization of history enthusiasts who get together to dine (optional) and enjoy a presentation on our nation’s fascinating Civil War. Visitors can come the first time for free, children are welcome. Individual year-long memberships are $25.00 (a great deal).

Monthly CWRT meetings are held the third Monday at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge on 250 East starting at 7 p.m. Dinner (optional) starts at 6 p.m. Dinner menu: salmon, steak, or crab cakes with salad & desert for $20. For more info call Sandy vonThelen at (434) 971-8567.

Madison and the Constitution - President's Day



Presidents’ Day Weekend- Sat. Feb. 18 to Mon. Feb 20 –MONTPELIER is offering tours every half hour from 10 a.m.  - 4 p.m. The specialty tours include (at 10:30 a.m. each day): "Madison and the Constitution."  Liberty, democracy, and the ideas that inspired a nation and changed the world come alive in this tour. Gain a deeper understanding of one of our country’s most influential documents, and the man who inspired its creation.

Tour costs $20 for adults, $7 for children 6-14, and is FREE for kids under 6. James Madison's Montpelier is located on Route 20 in Orange, Virginia, 4 miles south of Orange, 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, and 2 hours south of Washington, D.C., at 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. For more information go to www.montpelier.org or call (540) 672-2728 x450.

Portrait of James Madison by John Vanderlyn

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trusty Servants: The Life and Work of Enslaved Manservants to the Presidents

http://highland.org/black-history-month-lecture-trusty-servants-the-life-and-work-of-enslaved-manservants-to-the-presidents/
Feb 16, 2017, 4-5pm - Emmanuel Dabney, National Park Service Historian,
guest lecturer at Highland, the Home of James Monroe, Charlottesville, VA

Thursday, February 16 – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.– HIGHLAND the Home of JAMES MONROE is hosting a lecture by National Park Service historian Emmanuel Dabney titled “Trusty Servants: The Life and Work of Enslaved Manservants to the Presidents.” Throughout the history of slavery in America, some medium to large-scale slaveholders used certain enslaved people as personal servants. The subject of this talk focuses on several of the valets of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.
Emmanuel has given many programs on the issues facing African-Americans in antebellum, wartime, and immediate post-war America.

Although free and open to the public, advanced registration is recommended. Please RSVP to Nancy Stetz at education@highland.org. Highland, located at 2050 James Monroe Pkwy., is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April through October, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. November through March. Admission is regularly $14 and $8 for local residents. For more information, visit ashlawnhighland.org., call (434) 293-8000, or contact Events Manager Jason Woodle (jbwoodle@wm.edu).

Monday, January 23, 2017

Slavery & Freedom: Monticello and the NMAAHC - Presentation by John Franklin



Saturday, February 4 – 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. - MONTICELLO hosts John Franklin speaking on “Slavery & Freedom: Monticello and the National Museum of African American History & Culture” (in Washington, D.C.). Come hear an insider’s view on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. John W. Franklin, Senior Manager in the museum's Office of External Affairs, shares the exciting happenings at the newest museum on the National Mall. Held at the Milstein Theater at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello.


Talk is free and open to the public but online registration is required. For complete information about Monticello tours and special events, visit www.monticello.org, call (434) 984-9816, or e-mail to info@monticello.org.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tour Montpelier's Landmark Forest - Sunday, Jan 22



MONTPELIER will host its first “Big Woods Walk” of the new year on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm (fee $5 per person). Join Montpelier Horticulturist Sandy Mudrinich for a wonderful hike through Montpelier’s Landmark Forest—a rare hardwood old growth forest consisting of towering poplars, stately oaks, and sprawling beeches. This tour begins at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. The trail is a gentle 1-mile loop. Dogs on leashes are welcome!


James Madison's Montpelier is located on Route 20 in Orange, Virginia, 4 miles south of Orange, 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, and 2 hours south of Washington, D.C., at 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957. For more information go to https://www.montpelier.org/events/big-woods-walk or call (540) 672-2728 x450.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The First Campaign of the Civil War - January 16 CWRT Presentation

Monday, January 16 – 7 p.m. - THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE hosts Bob Stone speaking on the “The First Campaign of the Civil War.” 

A graduate of West Virginia University, Bob worked for the Arlington County, Va., government for 36 years as an administrator. Bob—who’s been fascinated with the Civil War since the age of 6—has taught the Civil War curriculum for Encore Learning of Arlington (an OLLI-like program) since 2005, and has conducted numerous battlefield tours over the past 20 years.

The Charlottesville CWRT is a wonderful organization of history enthusiasts who get together to dine (optional) and enjoy a presentation on our nation’s fascinating Civil War. Visitors can come the first time for free, children are welcome. Individual year-long memberships are $25.00 (a great deal).


Monthly CWRT meetings are held the third Monday at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge on 250 East starting at 7 p.m. Dinner (optional) starts at 6 p.m. Dinner menu: salmon, steak, or crab cakes with salad & desert for $20. For more info call Sandy vonThelen at (434) 971-8567.

The Early History of Albemarle County - First lecture January 26


Thursday, January 26 – 10:30 a.m. – OLLI at UVA commences its special Winter Session at Michie Tavern“The Early History of Albemarle County!” is a series of FOUR lectures presented by award-winning historian Rick Britton.

Albemarle County has been an impressive place since time immemorial. With an amazingly fertile soil, it’s boasted a wide diversity of native flora and fauna. It’s earliest known inhabitants—the Monacans—built semi-permanent villages, and warred against the Powhatan. In 1762 Dr. Thomas Walker laid out the town of Charlottesville, which at first could not compete with our region’s most prominent settlement, Milton on the Rivanna. Traveling was difficult in the early days: the roads were infamously bad, and the fords were frequently impassable. Taverns offered travelers a much-needed respite. Join us at Michie Tavern—one of Albemarle’s most beautiful historic settings—as we explore “The Early History of Albemarle County!”

Jan. 26 – Albemarle’s Beginnings: the Monacans, the Land and Its Settlement by Europeans
Feb. 2 – Brilliance Forgotten: Dr. Thomas Walker & the Founding of Charlottesville
Feb. 9 – Albemarle’s Lost Town: Milton on the Rivanna
Feb. 16 – Traveling Albemarle: The County’s Roads, Taverns, & Rivers

The lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. A Q&A period follows at 11:15, with lunch at 11:30. The $22 fee for each event includes the lecture, lunch with the speaker, a book signing, and a complimentary ticket for a tour of historic Michie Tavern. 

Registration begins on January 17. To register, or for more info, go to the web-site (http://www.olliuva.org/events/2017-winter-session-at-michie-tavern/) or call (434) 923-3600.





While you're at Michie Tavern:

THE ARMORY & ARTIFACTS SHOP at MICHIE TAVERN features a fantastic collection of antique muskets and rifles, as well as pistols and swords. (Beautifully laid out, the shop looks like a museum, but all of its items are for sale. Ask the salesperson if you can handle the Civil War cavalry carbines, or the Revolutionary War-era flintlocks!) The Armory also carries books, Civil War currency and newspapers, military accouterments, 19th-century civilian and military photographs, and a large supply of excavated battlefield relics including cannon balls. Every item for sale is authentic. The Armory is open daily 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (434) 977-1234 or go to the web-site (http://www.michietavern.com/the-armory-artifacts-shop/).

Friday, November 4, 2016

November 10 - Day Trip to Downtown Richmond


THE SENIOR CENTER, INC. of Charlottesville, VA will be taking a bus group to downtown Richmond! In the morning we’ll tour the fascinating Virginia Historical Society (they’ve got lots of new exhibits), then we’ll lunch at the Tobacco Company (everyone’s favorite Richmond eatery). In the afternoon we’ll take in the Maggie Walker House and the new Black History Museum. Guiding the tour will be historian Rick Britton. Sign up today! (Tour departs at 9:00 a.m. and returns between 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.)

Charge is $83 for Senior Center members & $93 for guests. (Price includes lunch!) To register call the Senior Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538 or go to http://seniorcenterinc.org/programs/detail/category/day-trips

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Home Educator Day at James Monroe's Highland


Monday, Nov. 7 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – HIGHLAND, the home of Fifth President James Monroe, hosts a Home Educator Day. Tucked up against the Southwest Mountains, beautiful Highland invites you to enjoy a variety of educational offerings and activities. Admission includes a guided tour!

Admission is $5 per person, FREE for children under 6. Registration is encouraged. James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland is located at 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902. For more information call (434) 293-800, e-mail info@ashlawnhighland.org, or go to http://ashlawnhighland.org.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Appomattox Campaign

Monday, Sept. 19 – 7 p.m. - THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE hosts NPS historian Patrick Schroeder speaking on “The Appomattox Campaign.” With an M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech, Schroeder has written, edited and/or contributed to more than 25 Civil War titles and articles, including More Myths About Lee’s Surrender, The Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox, and Images of America: Appomattox County. He has been the historian at Appomattox Court House since 2002.

The Charlottesville CWRT is a wonderful organization of history enthusiasts who get together to dine (optional) and enjoy a presentation on our nation’s fascinating Civil War. Visitors can come the first time for free, children are welcome. Individual year-long memberships are $25.00 (a great deal).

Monthly CWRT meetings are held the third Monday at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge on 250 East starting at 7 p.m. Dinner (optional) starts at 6 p.m. Dinner menu: salmon, steak, or crab cakes with salad & desert for $20. For more info call Sandy vonThelen at (434) 971-8567.