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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 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
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:
Kris Tierney has held numerous positions with Frederick County government including zoning administrator and deputy director and director of planning and development. In 2001, he became assistant county administrator and in 2016 was named deputy county administrator for community development. He has served as county administrator since 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the State University of New York/Brockport and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute, University of Virginia.
City Manager Eden E. Freeman began her service with the City of Winchester on July 21, 2014. She is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager and maintains an open-door policy with the community and staff. Before joining the City of Winchester, Eden served as an assistant city manager in Sandy Springs, Ga. She holds a master’s degree in management from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgia College. She is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia.
The rest of the lecture series schedule is as follows:
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
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