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Second Speaker in James City County 375th Anniversary Speaker Series presented by the JCC Historical Commission

Date: May 6, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jason Purse, JCC Planning

 

Phone: (757) 253-6685

Fax:
Email: planning@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

In honor of the 375th anniversary of James City County, the Historical Commission is pleased to present a series of talks on several aspects of our rich history. The next talk will feature local author Lafayette Jones at Legacy Hall, located at 4301 New Town Avenue, on Monday, June 1 at 7:00 PM.

 

Mr. Jones will speak about his recently published book entitled My Great, Great Grandfather’s Journey.  The book traces the path of the enslaved and free African Americans from Africa to the institution of slavery and freedom in Williamsburg-James City County.  Mr. Jones has also been involved in the initial planning with James City County for the development and design of Freedom Park, where a portion of the original free black settlement was located. 

 

The final presentation in this series will be held at the James City County fair on Saturday, June 27th at 10:30 a.m.  Sara Lewis will discuss her latest book entitled Images of America – James City County. This book is an excellent collection of images from the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries of people and places in our county. Many of these images are being seen publicly for the first time and document a time period often overlooked in our vast history.

 

For more information, contact the Planning Division at (757) 253-6685 or e-mail  planning@jamescitycountyva.gov.

 

 

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