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December 2010 -
Davis Wrinkle, Pres.                   Gary Cowardin, Editor    
7741 Rockfalls Dr.                     1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23225                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735                  

December 14, 2010 Program Dr. Robert Kenzer "Virginia's Civil War Widows" 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226 A parking lot is available behind the church with an entrance off the parking lot to the left and down a few stairs. (map in August's newsleter) Bob is currently the William Binford Vest Professor of History at the University of Richmond. In his own words from the U of R web site: "My research interests examine the impact of the Civil War, particularly on the American South. I presently am working on a biography of Elizabeth Louisa Knights Harris (1823-1894), a British-born Civil War widow who resided most of her adult life in Louisa and Goochland counties, Virginia as well as following up my earlier study of credit-rated black business firms. Further, I am examining the impact of the Civil War on Richmond's business community." Bob has received many awards and grants including; History Teacher of the Year, 1983-1984, 1985-1986, and 1986-1987 while teaching at Brigham Young University. (given by its Alumni Association) University of Richmond Research Grant, Awarded October 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999. He has many professional affiliations including, Southern Historical Association, Society of Civil War Historians, Museum of the Confederacy, and Virginia Historical Society. Over the years Bob has written many books and articles including; Kinship and Neighborhood in a Southern Community: Orange County, North Carolina, 1849-1881 (University of Tennessee Press, 1987). and Enterprising Southerners: Black Economic Success in North Carolina, 1865-1915 (University Press of Virginia, 1997). Be sure to come early to get a good seat. 2010 Meeting Attendance: November = 72 (dinner meeting) NOTE: Please put on your NEW NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be near the back or side of the room.)
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For Upcoming Events Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission 2011 Signature Conference "Military Strategy in the American Civil War" May 21, 2011 Virginia Tech (4 of the 9 scheduled speakers) The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission's third annual Signature Conference will feature noted historians discussing military strategy in the American Civil War. The conference will highlight Virginia and the Eastern Theater, as well as the Western Theater of the War. Speakers will also discuss elements of the war that affected military strategy and tactics. As a special treat, the Stonewall Brigade Band will perform during the lunch break. You won't want to miss this outstanding program! For more information: Mailing address: Virginia Civil War 150 Fund 910 Capitol Street, GAB 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: (804) 786-3591 ~ Email:
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Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
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