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Hampton Roads - Safety for German Sailors During World War I Lecture in Chesterfield

January 26, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Lucy Corr Village - Community Hall
6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia presents its 11th Annual Winter Lecture Series in Chesterfield starting January, 12 and continuing every second Friday through March 23, 2018. 

Historian and Instructor at John Tyler Community College, Gregory H. Hansard will present the fascinating story of how Hampton Roads was a haven of safety for German sailors during World War I. 

The third lecture on Feb. 9 will be given by Gary Powers, Founder & Chairman of the Cold War Museum. His lecture is titled “Letters from a Soviet Prison.” Recently, he consulted for a Steven Spielberg Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies. Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.

In conjunction with the celebration of Black History Month, the lecture on Feb.23 will be a first-person portrayal of Sojourner Truth given by Charmaine Crowell- White, Living History Interpreter.

On March 9, author Connie Lapallo will discuss her new book and the final novel in the Jamestown Sky series, “The Sun is But a Morning Star” based on the true story of Joan Peirce and the women and children of Jamestown, Virginia.

The sixth and final lecture “Rediscovery: What’s New at Jamestown Digs” will be given by Danny Schmidt, Senior Archaeologist at Jamestown.

The lectures are free to members of CHSV, $5 for non-members. For more information please call, (804) 796-7156.

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