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General Interest Items – June 6, 2012

2.1 Host Homes Needed, Free Concerts – Richmond to Williamsburg Areas – June 13 or 14
2.2 York County Civil War Lectures - Yorktown – Begin June 10

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2.1 Host Homes Needed, Free Concerts – Richmond to Williamsburg Areas – June 13 or 14 

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
4819 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at  7:30 p.m.

The concert is free and everyone is welcome!

Hear and/or host the Choirs of St. Peter’s in Charlotte, North Carolina at Holy Comforter Episcopal. The concert will include both sacred and secular selections. The choirs consist of about 50 talented and poised children (Boys Choir, Girls Choir, MasterSingers–high school ensemble–and the massed choirs). Contact Beth Lennox at 804-892-3549 to offer housing.

Bruton Parish Church
331 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Thursday, June 14, 2012, at - 8:00 p.m.
The choristers will be singing at Bruton Parish in Colonial Williamsburg on June 14. The choristers come in pairs (or more if you have space!), and would need showers and a quick breakfast, and then be returned to Holy Comforter by 8 a.m. They can share a double bed, or sleep on air mattresses.

Contact Beth Lennox at 804-892-3549 for information or if you wish to host.

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2.2 York County Civil War Lectures - Yorktown – Begin June 10

York Hall
301 Main Street
Yorktown, VA

Lectures begin on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 3 p.m. and are about one hour long. Anyone who can sit quietly is welcome. Free and open to the public.

The York County Historical Committee is hosting a Civil War lecture series designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in York County. The group’s mission is to document, celebrate, and perpetuate York County’s historical importance, and to keep alive the traditions which formed the foundations of America’s heritage.

Sunday, June 10 – “The War Comes to Ship Point,” by Frank Green, local historian and President of the York County Historical Society.

Sunday, July 15 – “York County’s Brave Men of the Civil War,” by Tim Smith, local historian and professional actor.

Sunday, August 19 – “The Yorktown-Hampton Halfway House in Tabb,” by Robert Emerson, a local historian, based on 18 years of research.

Sunday, September 16 – “Union Army Census of the Colored Population of York County, March 1865,” by Russell Hopson, local historian, retired educator, and frequent speaker at numerous York County Black History Celebrations.

Sunday, October 21 – “Medical Problems on the Peninsula,” by author, historian, and historical interpreter T. A. “Doc” Wheat.

Sunday, November 4 – A Prelude to “Kiss My Little Girls – 1861,” by Jeff Toalson, historian and author of three Civil War-era books.

Sunday, December 16 – “The Civil War – A Woman’s Cause.”

See the website for full descriptions and other information; contact 757-890- 3508

www.yorkcountyhistoricalcommittee.org

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