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“Equalled by Few: Excelled by None” Virginia Women in History Speaker Series

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

“Equalled by Few: Excelled by None” featuring acclaimed writers and historians who will share their stories about Virginia women in history.
Presentations are Sundays at 2:00 pm. Book signing, wine and cheese reception with author immediately follow each presentation.

Tickets are $25.00 for each individual presentation. Tickets may be purchased online or at the HCC&M office.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum.

SPEAKER SERIES SCHEDULE:
April 15
Cassandra Newby-Alexander presents “The True Champions of Civil Rights: Virginia’s African American Women.” Norfolk State University historian Cassandra Newby-Alexander profiles four African American women born in post-Civil War Virginia who defied conventional expectations of gender and race to become groundbreaking professionals in business, medicine and education as well as civic leaders and champions of social justice. 

Other dates:

October 7
Mary Ferrrari presents “Mary Draper Ingles: Her Long Walk Home and Her Even Longer Impact.” Join Radford University historian Mary Ferrari as she recounts the incredible journey of Mary Draper Ingles, who was captured by Shawnee Indians in 1755 but escaped back to Virginia with a perilous 400-mile trek that made her a legend.

November 4
Elizabeth Varon presents “Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy.” Elizabeth Van Lew headed up a Union spy ring in the Confederate capital that aided Federal prisoners there and gathered intelligence for the U.S. army. Her dramatic wartime exploits have been shrouded in myth, but University of Virginia historian Elizabeth Varon reveals that the facts of her remarkable life are truly more compelling than fiction.

Organizer

Historic Christ Church

804.438.6855

“Equalled by Few: Excelled by None” Virginia Women in History Speaker Series

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Historic Christ Church , 420 Christ Church Rd Weems, VA 22576

“Equalled by Few: Excelled by None” featuring acclaimed writers and historians who will share their stories about Virginia women in history.
Presentations are Sundays at 2:00 pm. Book signing, wine and cheese reception with author immediately follow each presentation.

Tickets are $25.00 for each individual presentation. Tickets may be purchased online or at the HCC&M office.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum.

SPEAKER SERIES SCHEDULE:
April 15
Cassandra Newby-Alexander presents “The True Champions of Civil Rights: Virginia’s African American Women.” Norfolk State University historian Cassandra Newby-Alexander profiles four African American women born in post-Civil War Virginia who defied conventional expectations of gender and race to become groundbreaking professionals in business, medicine and education as well as civic leaders and champions of social justice. 

Other dates:

October 7
Mary Ferrrari presents “Mary Draper Ingles: Her Long Walk Home and Her Even Longer Impact.” Join Radford University historian Mary Ferrari as she recounts the incredible journey of Mary Draper Ingles, who was captured by Shawnee Indians in 1755 but escaped back to Virginia with a perilous 400-mile trek that made her a legend.

November 4
Elizabeth Varon presents “Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy.” Elizabeth Van Lew headed up a Union spy ring in the Confederate capital that aided Federal prisoners there and gathered intelligence for the U.S. army. Her dramatic wartime exploits have been shrouded in myth, but University of Virginia historian Elizabeth Varon reveals that the facts of her remarkable life are truly more compelling than fiction.

Organizer

Historic Christ Church

804.438.6855

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