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April 22, 2017

Forgotten Patriots of the Revolutionary War

Led by Dr. Shelley Murphy,”We Were There: Forgotten Patriots of the Revolutionary War” is a program and talk that offers the public guidance on finding Revolutionary War ancestors and discusses the application process for the Daughters of the American Revolution lineage society.

May 30, 2017

Our Civil Rights

Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Canady of the history faculty at Averett, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a series of conversations that explore the history of race as it influenced labor in the Nation, the South and in our local community. Free and open to the community, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a collaboration of the Pittsylvania County Public Library and History United, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

May 6, 2017

Finding Our Roots

A free local history and genealogy event, Finding Our Roots features one-on-one genealogy consultations, a DNA kit giveaway and a talk by historian Lynn Rainville on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12 PM – 4 PM. This year’s event will take place at Reid Street Gallery in Chatham, Virginia, the Pittsylvania County seat, in honor of that county’s 250th anniversary.Register for this free event at bit.ly/FOR2017

April 22, 2017

Stories from Dan River Inc.

On April 22nd from 2 PM – 5 PM, Schoolfield Museum & Cultural Center and community historian Matt Bell invite former Dan River employees to an open event at the Schoolfield Museum exploring experiences and stories from working in the mill.