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Conversation with a Curator: On the Way to Revolution

August 3, 2023 6:30PM - June 27, 2024 5:30PM
Conversation with a Curator
Conversation with a Curator

Conversation with a Curator is a series produced by Virginia Beach History Museums, featuring historians, museum professionals, authors and experts providing 60-90 minute interactive lectures or demonstrations of museum content, wider range historical interest, material culture, historic daily life practices, preservation practices, and more.

Two dates are available for this two part program:

For "On the Way to Revolution"

Join us on June 6th at 5:30pm at the Thoroughgood Education Center located at 1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

AND for "Virginia in the Revolution"

Join us on June 27th at 5:30pm at the Thoroughgood Education Center located at 1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Call 757-385-5100 for more information. 

Programs take place on select weekday evenings and are currently FREE to the public. 

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June 6, 2024 5:30PM

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Conversation with a Curator is a series produced by Virginia Beach History Museums, featuring historians, museum professionals, authors and experts providing 60-90 minute interactive lectures or demonstrations of museum content, wider range historical interest, material culture, historic daily life practices, preservation practices, and more.

Conversation with a Curator: On the Way to Revolution

Join us on June 6th at 5:30pm at the Thoroughgood Education Center located at 1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Learn how Virginia and Princess Anne County played an important role in the American Revolution, and the events that shaped colonial Virginia, specifically in the years 1774-76, leading up to the war.

This will include the Intolerable Acts, Virginia's reaction, the First Continental Congress, Lexington and Concord, the Williamsburg Gunpowder Incident, Patrick Henry's March on Williamsburg, Lord Dunmore's flight from Williamsburg, the appointment of General Washington, Virginia's two independent rifle companies, the 3rd Virginia Convention, Tensions south of the James, Battle of Hampton, Battle of Kemp's Landing, Battle of Great Bridge, Burning of Norfolk, and Gwynn's Island.

Please email vbhistory@vbgov.com or call (757) 385-5100 if you have questions about this event.

ABOUT MIKE CECERE

Michael Cecere is a retired History teacher who resides in Williamsburg, Va. with his wife, Susan.  Originally from Maine, he taught high school and college level American History for 30 years in Fairfax County and Gloucester County, Va. An author of 25 books, and numerous articles, on the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, he continues to research and write in retirement.  His most recent book, titled “Witness to Victory,” was published in May 2024. It is co-authored with his daughter Jennifer, and is their third installment of historical fiction. It looks at the American Revolution in Williamsburg through the eyes of three friends who grow up in the capital.

When he is not writing, Mr. Cecere volunteers and works at Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement, sometimes as a tobacco farmer, other times as a soldier or a colonial dancer.  He also participates in Revolutionary War reenactments throughout the east coast, and lectures at historic sites and historical societies.

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