Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Book Talk in Del Ray

James Duncan Library

2501 Commonwealth Avenue

Alexandria

Illustrated talk with time for Q and A. The biography of abolitionist and suffragist Julia Wilbur (1815-1895) is local, because Wilbur worked to assist people escaping slavery in Alexandria, VA, and Washington during and after the Civil War. It’s universal because it’s the story of a woman charting a new course for herself in mid-life and challenges readers to consider their choices and how they, too, can lead a civil life in an uncivil time.

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Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Civil War Roundtable of Washington

Ft. Myer Officers Club

Arlington, VA

Monthly meeting of one of the longest-running CW roundtables in the country. Dinner and meeting for $36 begins at 6 pm; meeting only for $5 begins about 7:30 pm.

Open to the public, although you will need to go through Ft. Myer military security unless you have a military ID.

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Freedom House

Freedom House

1315 Duke Street

Alexandria

A number of African American related sites will have informal programs to commemorate Juneteenth.

I'll be at Freedom House to answer questions., I will also have an electronic copy of a very special photo album presented to President Lincoln by the Freedmen of Alexandria in honor of his re-election.

$5 admission to the museum.

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Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Rush (NY) Bicentennial

Rush United Methodist Church

6200 Rush Lima Road, Rush, NY

The Wilbur family lived in Rush from the 1820s to 1864 when her father moved to nearby Avon. As part of Rush's bicentennial, I will be giving a talk about how the town and area fostered the sentiment and determination so that Julia could fight slavery and work for freedom.

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