Thu, Feb 17 | Williamsburg

Starting in February - Historic Interpreters Series in Williamsburg

This is a 5 month Series that will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month, February - May plus June 1.
Starting in February - Historic Interpreters Series in Williamsburg

Time & Location

Feb 17, 9:30 AM EST – Jun 01, 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 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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s) will be required.


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 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 in the James River 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, the King of Great Britain declared the American colonies to be in “open rebellion” and no longer under his protection. United States Founding Father George Wythe would prove to have a big influence on what direction the new Commonwealth of Virginia would take. Among many other accomplishments, George was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar, a Virginia Judge and a mentor to students Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and Henry Clay.

June 1 - 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”.






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