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One event on July 12, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on July 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on July 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
The Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center will host its annual summer lecture series in July. “Our Community Response to World War I” features four lectures presented four evenings at 7 p.m. in the Woltz Pavilion, 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.
The first will be presented July 10 by Gene Shultz on the “Memorial Avenue (Handley Boulevard) — 1924 WWI Plaques.” The second will continue with the “Stories behind the Plaques” on July 12, also given by Gene Schultz, who has a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and on the board of directors of the Handley Regional Library where he is a member of the Joint Archives Committee. Schultz was named the 2018 Historian of the Year by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society for his work on the WWI Centennial Project.
The third lecture on “WWI and the Women of Winchester” will be presented July 17 by Nancy Braswell. A community volunteer with her church and various non-profit organizations since moving to Winchester in 1991, she is a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, having served in Southeast Asia, Germany, and Washington, D.C. She and her husband Gary have been members of the Winchester–Frederick County Historical Society for more than 25 years. She recently completed a project to celebrate 100 years of American Red Cross service to the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
The fourth and last lecture in the series will be given July 19 on the “Historical Significance of WWI Veteran Robert Conrad’s Home” by Sandra Bosley, executive director of Preservation of Historic Winchester. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Shepherd University in 2004 and received master’s degree in historic preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. She was hired by PHW in 2005. Her interest in history and historic buildings began at an early age when she served as a docent in fourth grade for PHW.
Tickets are $10 per lecture or $35 for the series. Proceeds will benefit the programs for seniors at the center. Call 540-667-5869.