The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) presented its ninth annual “Winter Lecture Series” in Chesterfield on January 8. The series continues every second Friday through March 18, 2016. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m.
On January 22, Sean Edwards, historic interpreter at Henricus Historical Park will discuss “Virginia Indians’ Reaction to Colonial Contact.”
The third lecture, on February 5, entitled, “The Many Faces of Van Lew,” will discuss Richmond abolitionist, philanthropist and spy Elizabeth Van Lew. The speaker will be Sandy Parker, member of the Chesterfield Historical Society’s African-American History Committee.
In conjunction with the celebration of Black History Month, the topic of the lecture on February 19 will feature a first-person portrayal of Harriett Tubman presented by living history interpreter Charmaine Crowell-White .
On March 4, speakers Buddy Cranford and Scott Williams of the Chesterfield Historical Society’s Military History Committee will present a lecture entitled, “World War I Comes to Chesterfield,” accompanied by a display of historic stereoscopic glass slides taken in Europe during the Great War.
The sixth and final lecture will be presented on March 18 by Chesterfield author and historian Kitty Snow who will show a series of original “Movies of Richmond, 1929-1934.”
The Ninth Annual CHSV “Winter Lecture Series” will take place in the Community Hall at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. The lectures are free to members of CHSV, $5 for non-members. For more information, please call (804)796-7121.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1981. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com