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History Calendar for week of Feb. 21, 2012
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Reflections on Black History: "Telling One Story" Series. 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Armistead Tasker Johnson High School Museum, 18849 Kings Highway, Montross. The A.T. Johnson Museum, one of the first high schools in the Northern Neck to educate students of African descent, presents the first of two seminars chronicling the evolution of white and black educational opportunities in Westmoreland County from 1653 to 1958. Family-oriented program, in partnership with the Westmoreland County Museum and Stratford Hall, is free to the public. Children are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments. In the program's second part, a panel of black and white teachers will discuss the era of "separate but equal" county schools. Virginia Department of Education Continuing Education Units available. A second seminar on June 30 will focus on events from 1958 to the present. Details? See stratfordhall.org/visit/story.php. Contact Marian Ashton at
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Artifact Roadshow. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. Bring your military antiques to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, learn how to maintain and care for them. Free; all ages. 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. usmcmuseum.org; 703/784-6116.
Historic Ellwood Manor seeks interpreters. Love history? Enjoy people? Able to commit a few hours a month in April through October? Ellwood, the circa-1790 plantation house that welcomes visitors to the Wilderness battlefield in Orange and Spotsylvania counties, is accepting applications for new volunteers. The first training date is Friday, March 9; candidates will be treated to a half-day tour of the battlefield from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10. The all-volunteer, nonprofit friends group manages Ellwood for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The historic site begins its 15th season on Saturday, April 28. An interpretation post comes with privileges. Space is limited. Contact Carolyn Elstner at 540/373-6240 or
Email: email@example.com. Get an application at fowb.org; select "volunteer," click "request more information," print and mail to Carolyn Elstner, 2 Commonwealth Place, Fredericksburg, Va. 22405.