Using Genealogical Research to Write Local History, Tuesday, November 10 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Local author and genealogist Char McCargo Bah will discuss how she used genealogical research and creative writing to write her two books and the articles for her column, “The Other Alexandria.” Click here
to learn more and to register for this zoom event.
Virtual Carefull Knitting – Thursday, November 12 – 4:00 – 5:00pm
Join us online for Barrett’s knitting and crochet group! They meet online each Thursday at 4 p.m. to chat, knit and crochet while they continue to work on meaningful projects. Click here
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We Were Always Free – The Madden Family, Freeborn in Virginia – Thursday, November 12 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
This program will discuss the definition of “freeborn”. We will look at the census records that identify the freeborn, their occupations and the resulting statistics. Ryan Bachman’s book, African-American Property-Ownership in Downtown Harrisonburg 1850-1860 will be discussed. The Madden Family, a freeborn family in Virginia, were never enslaved. Click here