Saturday Oct 7, 2017. 1:00 p.m. Civil War Film Series: The Free State of Jones (2016). The next installment in our film series showcases the fascinating story of a biracial group of Mississippians who challenged the Confederacy and everything it stood for. Dr. Victoria E. Bynum, author of the book The Free State of Jones, will speak. This free event takes place at the Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
Wednesday Oct 25, 2017. 5:00 p.m. “More than a Fraction: Discovering my Enslaved Ancestors at Smithfield Plantation.” A lecture by Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, based on her book. Cascades Room, Inn at Virginia Tech. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and Historic Smithfield Plantation.
March 16-18, 2017. Civil War Weekend. Check back for more details in the fall.