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First Colonial Inn

Historic Interpreters Series in Virginia Beach

Historical Interpreter Series in Virginia Beach - Join us for our last meeting of this Series to hear from Martha Washington, wife of our first President, George Washington, and the 1st First Lady of our nation.

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Historic Interpreters Series in Virginia Beach
Historic Interpreters Series in Virginia Beach

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2022, 9:30 AM EST – Jun 07, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT

First Colonial Inn, 845 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA

About the event

Join us for this fascinating series as we bring historical characters ‘back to life’ to describe their experiences in history. Meetings are $10.00 each and include beverages and a healthy snack. 

MONTHLY AGENDA:

9:30 - 10:00AM    Registration & Coffee/Tea

10:00 - 10:05AM    Welcome from Senior Advocate

10:05 - 10:30AM     Sponsor Presentation

10:30 - 11:00AM    Break, Snacks & Visit Exhibitors

11:00 - 11:45AM    Character Interpreter

11:45 - 12:00PM    Character Q&A

February 8 - George Mason

Although the family loving homebody, George Mason, was reluctant to leave home, he went on to serve as a County Justice, a member of the Colonial General Assembly, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.  In his various roles, he was the primary author of the Virginia Constitution of 1776 and later helped write the Constitution of the United States.

March 8 - Martha Gellhorn

During World War II, 127 women managed to obtain official accreditation from the U.S. War Department as war correspondents.  Martha Gellhorn, one of those brave women, shares stories of her time in the trenches, all the while being Earnest Hemingway’s third wife.

April 12 - Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a formerly enslaved man who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery, before and during the Civil War.

May 10 - Deborah Sampson

Meet Revolutionary War Soldier, Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to enlist and fight for 18 months before being discovered.  Hear of her many exciting experiences of being the first woman to accomplish this feat.

June 7 - Martha Washington

The Country had plans for what the first President, George Washington, should do when elected, but no thought of the role of the President’s wife.  Hear from Martha Washington as she takes on the role for the new country and what it was like to be the first woman to support an American President.

SPONSORS:  

ATLANTIC SHORES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

GARRETT REALTY PARTNERS

TIMEWISE CONCIERGE & LIFESTYLE MANAGMENT

WILSON LAW

CHANGING TIDES HOME CARE

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