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Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event Virginia African American Genealogy Speaker - Cara Griggs - Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia Wednesday, February 20th – Presentation and Afternoon Tea Saturday, February 23rd – Presentation Only 1pm 1-hour presentation One of the most difficult family history to research is that of African American families. Cara Griggs, a Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia will be presenting ways to help families reco...

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FEB 21

Dale Carnegie

Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Feb 21, 2019 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

The notion of success lay at the heart of the American Dream, and a number of famous figures in American culture have offered formulas for achieving it. They range from Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century to Horatio Alger in the 19th century to Donald Trump in our own time. But the most influential modern success writer has been Dale Carnegie, whose great book, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) remains even now one of the best sellers in American history. This lecture is sp...

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FEB 22

Untold Stories 2019 Looked for in the Hour of Danger - but Trampled Underfoot in the Time of Peace" Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is co-sponsoring a Black History Month event on February 22 (rain date, March 1) composed of four vignettes in several churches in old town Fredericksburg. Each vignette will depict a scene portraying African American involvement in one of four major wars, from the Revolutionary War to World War II (WWII). The history of the nation's response to th...

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FEB 23

Virginia African American Genealogy

Venue: Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
Cost: $5 – 40
Feb 23, 2019 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event Virginia African American Genealogy Speaker - Cara Griggs - Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia Wednesday, February 20th – Presentation and Afternoon Tea Saturday, February 23rd – Presentation Only 1pm 1-hour presentation One of the most difficult family history to research is that of African American families. Cara Griggs, a Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia will be presenting ways to help families reco...

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FEB 23

Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event Celebration Concert Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm Ange Nzassi – African Songs -2pm Arm of the Lord Ministries Gospel Group – 2:30pm Saturday February 23rd the Arm of the Lord Ministries Gospel Choir from the Arm of the Lord Ministries of Fredericksburg, Virginia (2100 Airport Ave) presents A Celebration Concert, a musical celebration honoring Black History Month. The concert will begin at 2pm with Ange Nzassi, singer and musician fro...

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FEB 26

UMW & BHM Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of 95, was many things: warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and normal leader. Having spent 27 years in prison, he succeeded in liberating a country from a system of violent prejudice and he united oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before. No one has explained this complex man better than Richard Stengel, author of Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, former editor of Time magazine, and MSNBC comm...

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With author Jim Hall   FAC Sealy Auditorium, Workforce and Technology Bldg, Room 134.  Fredericksburg Area Campus, Spotsylvania


Florida Bound: James Monroe's Slaves

Venue: Monroe Hall, University of Mary Washington
Cost: Free
Feb 28, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

UMW & BHM In 1828, James Monroe sold a group of enslaved people to Colonel White in Florida, who owned the plantation Casa Bianca. Miranda Burnett and Martin Violette delved into the records and found that. Casa Bianca was not a typical plantation. The establishment of Casa Bianca in Jefferson County, Florida (near the town of Monticello) involved a President, two congressmen, a slave ship, and the richest man in America. However, the majority of the population living and working at Ca...


Oscar Wilde

Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Feb 28, 2019 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

In Wilde’s boundless capacity for self-invention and reinvention, we witness life itself transformed into a work of art. This lecture is sponsored by Coldwell Banker Elite.


Free Flim Screening: Loving Vincent

Venue: Belmont-Gari Melchers Estate
Cost: Free
Mar 03, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Loving Vincent (94 mins, 2017) is an animated film that explores the last years of Vincent van Gogh's life. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Loving Vincent is the world's first fully painted film. The producers painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. They shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. It took 4 years to develop the technique, and it took over 2 years with a team of over 100 painters wo...