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Bristol Historical Association: Rediscovering Rocky Mount

September 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wegner presents “Rediscovering Rocky Mount” September 10

Bristol Virginia – The Bristol Historical Association welcomes Sam Wegner as he will present a program entitled, “Rediscovering Rocky Mount”.  The public meeting will be held on Monday, September 10th, 6:30pm at the Bristol Public Library.

Wagner, who is the director of the Rocky Mount State Historic Site, will share the story of one of the regions, as well as Tennessee’s, hallowed sites.  Rocky Mount is the historic home of early settler William Cobb and served as the first capital of Tennessee’s predecessor, the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio, from 1790 to 1792.  It was the transitional territory capital while plans were being made for the permanent capital in Knoxville, prior to it becoming a city.

Wegner has just finished his first year at Rocky Mount and carries an extensive background in a broad spectrum of historic sites, museums and historical societies. Prior to Rocky Mount, he most recently served as executive director of the Willamette Heritage Center, a regional heritage organization in Salem, Oregon. He served for two years as Deputy Executive Director of Museum Operations and Education for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia and then as State Historic Preservation Officer and Superintendent of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Later in his career, he worked for ten years at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans as Vice President for Education & Strategic Planning.

A program to be held on Monday, October 22 will introduce a lecture from Lorna Hainesworth, an acclaimed writer and researcher from Maryland, speaking on the early development of the Virginia-North Carolina-Tennessee state line.

The September 10th meeting is open to the public and held in conjunction with the library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”.  Contact Tim Buchanan, program chairman, for details of this or other upcoming programs, buchanan03@bvu.net. Get more details on Facebook at BRISTOL HISTORY.


September 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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