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October 2019

Williamsburg Book Festival

October 5, 2019
The Stryker Center Williamsburg, VA United States + Google Map

The Williamsburg Book Festival's mission is to promote and support the art of literary composition in the Williamsburg area and expose writers to the reading public Our free event includes authors from various genres, speakers, illustrators, and publishers from Virginia and beyond. We hope you'll join us for a family-friendly day of celebrating books and book lovers as we fill the Stryker Center.

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Coffee & Connections Talk: Oberlin Memorial Windows

October 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hamden Town Hall CT United States

   

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Preservation and Memory Conference

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Salve Regina University Newport, Rhode Island

Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation program at Salve Regina University will host this Fall (October 18-19, 2019) its annual cultural and historic preservation conference. This year the theme is Preservation and Memory. The purpose of this conference is to explore the complex relationship between the past and the present as it plays out in the preservation and interpretation of buildings, objects, monuments, and landscapes. Why preservation and memory? At its most fundamental level, preservation is about memory. Historic buildings, objects,…

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January 2020

Blue Ridge Chapter DAR Talk: Lafayette on Horseback and World War I

January 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Virginia

In October of 2017, dignitaries and the public assembled in Versailles, France to witness the rededication of two monumental bronze sculptures: one of Pershing and one of Lafayette, which had been commissioned, but never completed, in the aftermath of World War I. What the contemporary celebrants seemed to not know is that Paul Wayland Bartlett’s monument to Lafayette was originally conceived as a gift to the French people, many years before the Great War appeared on the horizon. But, Lafayette…

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March 2020

Philanthropy and Public History, a National Council on Public History Working Group

March 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, GA

In the 2017 Public History Employer Survey, practitioners noted that philanthropy is one of the biggest economic factors impacting the field of public history. However, few resources exist to help public historians navigate the ins and outs of developing sustainable fundraising strategy, communicating the value of history to funders, and dealing with how the interests of funders impact the collection, preservation, and interpretation of history. This working group will map out best practices for fundraising and grant seeking as they…

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Lafayette on Horseback: The Short History of a Once Loved, Long-Forgotten Monument 

March 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg,

In October of 2017, dignitaries and the public assembled in Versailles, France to witness the re-dedication of two monumental bronze sculptures: one of Pershing and one of Lafayette, which had been commissioned, but never completed, in the aftermath of World War I. What the contemporary celebrants seemed to not know is that Paul Wayland Bartlett’s monument to Lafayette was originally conceived as a gift to the French people, many years before the Great War appeared on the horizon. This presentation…

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Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

March 26, 2020 - March 28, 2020
Virginia War Memorial Richmond, VA

In 2019, a neglected nineteenth century encased photographic portrait of a woman resurfaced in a pop-up exhibit at the Lynchburg Museum System. Currently kept by the Library of Congress, the daguerreotype was labeled by staff with the following inscription: "Mary Brice (or Bryce) of Point of Honor, Lynchburg, Virginia, half-length portrait, seated of middle-aged African American slave woman." The Lynchburg Museum System, a municipal entity, currently manages the early nineteenth century house called Point of Honor. Deeply enmeshed in Lost…

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February 2021

Revealing the Practices and Problems in Exhibiting Revolutionary Era Historic Houses

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm

Bringing together contemporary scholars and heritage practitioners who work with historic American houses of the Revolutionary Era, this panel will address a number of pressing issues: the challenges of centering marginalized stories in curation and interpretation; applying new scholarship to old spaces; balancing new interpretation against perceived ideas of the meaning of “Revolutionary,” and the positive reception and/or pushback against the massive changes in narration to the American story that is played out every day at historic house museums and…

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March 2021

Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

March 25 - March 27
Virginia War Memorial Richmond, VA

Canceled due to COVID-19.

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April 2021

Archival Kismet

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm
Mississippi State University

This non-traditional virtual conference will be a forum for history researchers and those in allied disciplines to share early research findings, focusing on the objects, artifacts, and ephemera of the archive.

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