The organization meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (September through May). Meetings are held in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre located at 515 Scotland St in Williamsburg, VA, unless otherwise posted. The meetings begin at 7 PM. Membership is open to the general public.
This Month's Speaker
The next meeting is Tuesday, May 28 at 7PM in the Williamsburg
Regional Library Theatre located at 515 Scotland Street. The guest
speaker will be Eric Douglas App, the Director of Museum Operations
at the Museum of the Confederacy. Mr. App will discuss the "Richmond
Bread Riots" and present a virtual 3 dimensional tour of the old city of
Born and raised east of Richmond, he attended Virginia Tech, where he received his degrees in both history and art. He has worked at the Museum of the Confederacy for 22 of the past 23 years. His present responsibilities, there, are wide-ranging, from restoration and interpretation of the White House of the Confederacy and school programming to visitor services and retail sales, from working with the governing board to hosting VIPs, and from working with the Museum’s attorneys, bankers, and insurance to dealing with physical plant issues.
His latest project is a virtual map of Civil War Richmond. Utilizing open source CAD software and a mass of research on every period building on every block, he has been able to recreate much of the old City in a fully-interactive, near 3-dimentional format. Tonight, Eric is here to talk about the Richmond Bread Riots, and will use his map to help follow the route of the mob as it made its way through the streets.
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