Wed, Jan 19 | Williamsburg

Historic Interpreters Series in Williamsburg

This is a 5 month Series that will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month, January - May.
Historic Interpreters Series in Williamsburg

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2022, 9:30 AM EST – May 18, 2022, 12:00 PM EDT
Williamsburg, 4301 New Town Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188, 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 19 - Dorothy Tully: On May 6, 1943, the USO opened in Merchants Square and Miss Dorothy Tully took over her post as Entertainment Director that Christmas. Hear of the early struggles the USO went through and what they did for the troops in their “home away from home”.

February 16 - Theodore Roosevelt: The 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, accomplished a great deal during his time in office. By 1908, he helped bring monopolizing corporate trusts under control, regulate the quality of food and medicine, and was the chief caretaker of America’s natural and historic resources. Hear him speak about those days and what he would have liked to further accomplish, had he won the presidential election of 1912.

March 16 - Margaret Ryan: On March 13, 1863, a terrible explosion occurred at the Confederate State Laboratory on Brown’s Island and it was blamed on an 18-year-old employee named Mary Ryan. Learn of the works and lives of the girls and women who worked at the Laboratory producing percussion caps and gun cartridges during the Civil War, and what Margaret Ryan, sister of the accused, says really happened.

April 20 - Lucy Stone: A leading suffragist and abolitionist, Lucy Stone dedicated her life to battling inequity on all fronts. She was the first Massachusetts woman to earn a college degree and she further defied gender norms when, in 1855, she famously wrote marriage vows to reflect her belief that all people should have equal rights and refused to take her husband’s last name.

May 18 - George Wythe: In May 1776, King George III declared the American colonies to be in “open rebellion” and no longer under his protection. How did the colonies feel to be separated from their mother country and what were the next steps for the new Commonwealth of Virginia?





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