Washington Heritage Museums

SPEAKER SERIES       

All meetings are at 10 a.m. in the theater of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library 

MARCH 2

Home Improvement: Archaeological Contributions to Furnishing Washington’s Boyhood Home, 

There are no contemporary images or maps of Washington’s Boyhood home, so archaeology is not only providing crucial evidence of where the house was located, but how the surrounding yard was organized and the kinds of dishes, dining utensils, fashions, furniture, household accessories, and even cabinet hardware in which the Washingtons invested.  Laura Galke, Site Director/Small Finds Analyst in the Archaeology Department of the George Washington Foundation will be leading this talk. 

 

APRIL 6

How a National Park is Created

What does it take a make a new national park?  Kristen Talken-Spaulding, the Superintendent of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will explore how the actions of a community can save a national treasure by looking at the creation of Fort Monroe National Monument 

 

MAY 4

Deborah Sampson: Continental Soldier

Vicki Dehlbom from the Washington-Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present Deborah Sampson.  During the Revolutionary War, Deborah Sampton disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the.   

 

JUNE 1

Washington Heritage Museums’ Annual Bus Trip

Join fellow WHM members for an all day trip to Richmond to tour the Virginia State Capitol and the Valentine Museum. Sign-ups for this event will begin in April

 

OCTOBER 5

History of the Preservation Movement in New York City

Many people believe that New York City’s preservation movement began with the destruction of Pennsylvania Station. In fact, the movement had been in force for many years throughout the various geographic and political elements which would eventually become Greater New York. Jim Davis, as Washington Heritage Museums volunteer, will lead us through this complicated and intriguing story at our October program.   

 

NOVEMBER 2

France and the Founding Fathers

The first five Presidents of the United States all had French decorative arts, furniture, silver and china in their homes.  The political ideals of our two countries were closely aligned at the time of our revolutions and still are today.  Bill Beck of Beck’s Antiques, also a former Mary Washington House guide, will be the presenter at our November program.  

 

DECEMBER 7

WHM Annual Meeting and "Who, What and Where is Main Street in Downtown?" presented by Ann Glave, Executive Director, Fredericksburg VA Main Street 

10:00 a.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater, 1201 Caroline Street 

WHM will host its Annual Meeting to include the election of the 2018 Board of Directors.  

 The featured speaker Ann Glave, Executive Director or Fredericksburg VA Main Street, a National Main Street community since 2013, will answer the above questions and explore how historic preservation and economic vitality work hand in hand for a vibrant Downtown. A holiday coffee will follow after the meeting.

1300 Charles Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401

 

(540) 373-5630

 

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