2019 History Talk Series:
• Dr. Ed Ayers, “Ending the Civil War” – Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7pm at The Center, 500 S. Center St., free and open to the public. Edward Ayers is Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond, where he is President Emeritus. President Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal in 2013. Ed served as president of the Organization of American Historians during the 2017-18 term.
• Dr. Lauranett Lee, “Enslaved Children – Past and Present” – Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7pm at The Center, 500 S. Center St., free and open to the public. Dr. Lee is Visiting Lecturer, Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor, SPCS, Liberal Arts. Since 2001, Dr. Lauranett Lee has been the founding curator of African American history at the Virginia Historical Society. In 2011, she worked with a team of colleagues at VHS to launch a genealogical tool called Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names. She also consults on a variety of history projects across the commonwealth.
• Ashland Musical Variety Show Retrospective, Sue Watson, Lorie Foley and Tom Wulf, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Ashland Theatre, time and details to come.
Untold Stories – Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover, Black and White Experiences – Sunday, February 17, 4pm, at the Ashland Theatre, free and open to the public. Panel of speakers will be announced soon.