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Godfrey Miller Lecture Series: 1700s in Winchester

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Winchester –The Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center will host its annual summer lecture series in July.  The series will be part of the celebration of Winchester’s 275-year history. Lectures will be given four evenings, starting at 7 p.m. in the Woltz Pavilion, 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, and will cover highlights of the centuries.

July 16 — 1700s in Winchester – Tom Maccubbin on early business life in Winchester through ledgers; Gene E. Fisher on history of the Godfrey Miller Home

Cost is $10 (cash or check) for each evening, collected at the door. Door prizes will be given away each evening.

Proceeds from the lectures benefit programming for seniors at the Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.


Information about the speakers:

July 16

Tom Maccubbin is a Winchester native and attended city schools.   He has an engineering degree from The University of Virginia. He has had a life-long interest in history and volunteers in the Stewart Bell Jr.  Archives at Handley Library, where he works on local history projects. He will discuss one of the projects in this lecture series.




Gene E. Fisher is a graduate of John Handley High School and Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971.  His past employment includes B&M Chevrolet/Cadillac, National Fruit Product Co., and Shenandoah University. He retired from Shenandoah University in 2013. He served on the Frederick County Planning Commission from 1999 to 2004 and Frederick County Board of Supervisors, Shawnee District, from 2004 to 2017.   He is a member of the Property Committee and is a trustee of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.



The rest of the lecture series schedule is as follows:

July 18 —1800s in Winchester – Rebecca Ebert on life before the War Between the States; Keven Walker on life during and after the war

July 23 —- 1900s in Winchester – Trish Ridgeway on benefactors to the area; Judy Humbert on integration in the second half of the century

July 25 —- 2000s in Winchester – Kris Tierney, Frederick County administrator, and Eden E. Freeman, Winchester city manager, on the present state of the area and future goals


July 16, 2019
7:00 pm
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Godfrey Miller Historic Home & Fellowship Center
28 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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