Monday, August 29, 2011

Virginia Historical Society's Banner Lecture Series

The Virginia Historical Society's Banner Lecture Series kicks off its 23rd Year this fall.  The first lecture will be "The Constitution of Virginia:  From Jefferson's Day to Our Own Time."  This lecture will be given by constitutional law expert, A.E. Dick Howard, a former professor of Jeff's from UVA Law School at noon on September 8.  Other upcoming lectures include "The First Thanksgiving" by Graham Woodlief and Barbara Ramos at noon on October 13, 2011, and "Civil War Medicine," by Dr. Adrian Wheat on October 26 at 7:00 p.m. and October 27 at noon.  Reservations are not required, and admission is $6/adults, $5 seniors, and $4 children.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the lecture series, visit the Virginia Historical Society Website.

There are also a series of Gallery Walks coming up in September and October about the Civil War and its impact on Virginia.  The Museum at the Virginia Historical Society is currently showing a year-long exhibit, American Turning Point: the Civil War in Virginia, commemorating the war's 150th anniversary.  All exhibits at the museum are free to the public.

Maury Place at Monument just is within a short walk of the Virginia Historical Society, making it the perfect lodging for visitors to the museum.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument