Tue, Jan 11 | Virginia Beach

Historic Interpreters Series in Virginia Beach

This is a 5 month Series that will take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month, January - May.
Historic Interpreters Series in Virginia Beach

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2022, 9:30 AM EST – May 10, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT
Virginia Beach, 2500 Tournament Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA

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 unlimited beverages and a healthy snack. We require RSVP and payment at least 48 hours prior to each meeting and once registered, refunds are not available.


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

January 11 - 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.

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 - Harry Wray Doust

World War II was fought not only by the soldiers, sailors and marines on the front lines, but also by hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans at home doing their part.  One such citizen was Harry Doust, a volunteer Air Raid Warden in Hampton Roads.

May 10 - 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.

4:20 – 4:30PM Closing Remarks and Door Prizes






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