WHM SPEAKER SERIES
Lewis Insurance Associates
All Speaker Series programs begin at 10:00 am in the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA
The programs are welcome to all and there is no charge to attend.
The use of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s meeting facility does not constitute the library’s endorsement and sponsorship of the program or the organizer’s policies and beliefs.
What is Involved in Renovating an Old House
Jan Bieneck, WHM Volunteer
Mrs. Bieneck will be discussing the process of restoring a historic home. She will touch on the research into the history of the home including the period in which the house was built, period appropriate furniture, and choosing paint colors to the actual renovation process. She invites attendees to tour her nearby home, which dates to the late 18th century, after the program.
Tourism Talk -
Where We Are and Where We Hope to Be
MC Morris, Assistant Director for Tourism, Economic Development & Tourism, City of Fredericksburg
Ms. Morris will provide a brief overview of the past year in Fredericksburg as it relates to economic development and tourism. She will talk about what is on the horizon for city tourism and the city’s efforts to expand the market appeal and widen the demographic of Fredericksburg’s visitors through authentic visitor experiences.
Wealth, Position, Obligation and Torment
John Hennessy, Retired Chief Historian, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
This program will look at Chatham's early decades under the Fitzhughs' ownership - its agricultural foundations, the expectations placed on its owners (the Fitzhughs), and the realities of one of the region's two most prominent colonial plantations. Chatham's story is an uneasy admixture of elegance and oppression, permeated with competing quests for prosperity and freedom.