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February 2018

D-Day Memorial – WWII Book Club

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Happy Coffee, 104 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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In our ongoing effort to raise awareness of the epic struggle that was World War II, the National D-Day Memorial is pleased to continue our WWII Book Club in early 2018. We will meet to discuss a fascinating volume dealing with the war, sharing our individual perspective and reflecting on the meaning. Books will be announced on Facebook and updated on our website a month prior to the next meeting. Participants also receive a 10% discount on purchases from Happycoffee…

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Bound to the Fire: Book Talk with author Kelley Fanto Deetz

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Hear the story behind Southern food when author Kelly Deetz discusses her new book,  “Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine.” Then visit Poplar Forest’s historic kitchen where Poplar Forest interpreters will demonstrate period cooking techniques. A historical archaeologist, historian and Visiting Assistant Professor at Randolph College, Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks and plantation records and folklore for this study of enslaved plantation cooks. The Program includes a cooking demonstration by Poplar Forest interpreters…

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Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

February 17 @ 7:00 pm
Peaks of Otter Lodge, 85554 Blue Ridge Parkway
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, for an engaging presentation to learn about Virginia's monster impact crater. A jacket is recommended, and a flashlight is helpful. Free to all parkway visitors. "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, our guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of the lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts.…

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Lunchbox Lecture Series: “Josephine Baker: ‘The Black Pearl’ in the French Resistance”

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Josephine Baker became an unlikely spy for the French Resistance in WWII. Growing up poor in the streets of St. Louis, Missouri and struggling to survive in an American society plagued with racism, Baker eventually left the United States and became a cabaret sensation in Paris. There she offered her services as a spy, noting to the head of the French Intelligence Service, “The people of Paris have given me everything. They have given me their hearts, and I have…

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March 2018

Archaeology and Nature Hike at Poplar Forest

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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$8

Join Jack Gary and Eric Proebsting of Poplar Forest’s Department of Archaeology and landscapes on an archaeology and nature hike along the new Poplar Forest parkway corridor. Explore the course of the road and where it intersects with historic aspects of the property and its natural history. Comfortable walking shoes are necessary. Click here to order tickets.  

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