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June 2020

History Happy Hour: The Byzantine Backstory of Richmond’s Jefferson Davis Monument

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The future of the Jefferson Davis statue on Richmond’s Monument Avenue has been and will be again a subject of discussion – especially as the city’s Monument Avenue Commission in 2018 recommended its removal. But what of the monument’s past? When, why, how, and by whom was it erected? Why is it located where it is? This program explores the monument’s fascinating and unexpectedly complicated backstory. This event is free but registration is required to stream. Because we have closed…

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Book Talk with Steve Norder: Lincoln Takes Command

June 18 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am
Free

Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Fort Monroe in Hampton Roads, Virginia, resulted in the first and only time in the country’s history that a sitting president took direct control of military forces, both army and navy, to wage a campaign with wide-ranging consequences. Discover the importance of this little known visit, and the effect it had upon the President. About the AuthorSteve Norder has worked as a genealogist, teacher, author, newspaper reporter, and book editor. He has a strong interest in…

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