Monday, August 8, 2011

If You Happen To Be in Richmond on September 23rd... sure to check out what should be a great event that is being sponsored by the County of Henrico. Held in honor of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War a FREE symposium will be the kickoff for the county's sesquicentennial  commemoration, bringing together nationally-renowned authors and experts for a discussion of the crucial role played by Henrico County in the American Civil War.

The symposium will feature:

Moderator-Andrew Talkov, Virginia Historical Society. Creator of the VHS Civil War Sesquicentennial exhibit, “An American Turning Point”

John Coski- Historian at the Museum of the Confederacy and author of Capital Navy: The Men, Ships, and Operations of the James River Squadron

Robert E. L. Krick, National Park Service Historian and author of “Stuart’s Last Ride: A Confederate View of Sheridan’s Raid"

Frank O’Reilly, National Park Service Historian and author of The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

Jimmy Price, Historian and author of the forthcoming The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs By The Sword

The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs, 23075. To register, call 804-328-4491.

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