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   DR. JAMES RICE TO SPEAK   
   KING GEORGE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT BOOK NOW AVAILABLE   

***DR. JAMES RICE TO SPEAK***
JAMESTOWN – VIEWS FROM THE POTOMAC The Patawomeck Heritage Foundation, by virtue of a grant from the community Foundation of Northern Virginia, and the Stafford Historical Society are pleased to announce that Dr. James Rice, noted historian and author of, Nature and History in the Potomac Valley, from Hunter-Gathers to the Age of Jefferson, will speak on Monday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Stafford County School Board Meeting Room, 21 Stafford Ave, across from the Stafford County Courthouse. The subject of his presentation is “Jamestown – Views from the Potomac” which will highlight life of the Native Americans in our area. An opportunity for questions will follow his presentation. Dr. Rice, 2014-2015 Patrick Henry Writing fellow and scholar specializing in early Native America, has written extensively about landscape and culture in the 17th century in the Chesapeake and Atlantic world. During his yearlong fellowship at the STARR Center, he will work on completing a narrative account of the “Powhatan Uprising” of 1622. Dr. Rice authored Tales from a Revolution: Bacons Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America (Oxford Press, 2013). In addition to his project on the Powhatan uprising, he is currently working on an environmental history of Native Americans in North American from the last Ice Age to the present day. The book is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Rice has been a scholar in residence at the Virginia Foundation of the Humanities and a Carson Fellow at Ludwig-Maximilian’s University in Munich. (As part of his current research, PHF President, Robert Green and local businessman, Richard Sisson will host Dr. Rice to a shoreline boating tour of the Indian Point area. For more information, Robert Green can be contacted at twoeagle@cox.net)    
posted by E Lee

WE NEED PHOTOS OF FORMER SHERIFFS
The historical society is collecting photos of former sheriffs. If you have any or know of anyone who does, please contact us. We would like to add these photos to our collection in the Museum.   
posted by E Lee

NEW KING GEORGE COUNTY MONUMENT BOOK
The King George County Monument book is here. The 140-page book contains a history of how the monument came to be as well as a brief biography, including military history, of each person listed on the monument. It also identifies, to the best of our knowledge, others who served from King George County who, for reasons unknown, are not listed on the monument. Pictures are included where available. Readers are invited to update the book with information and pictures for future editions. $20.00 (Shipping costs will likely be around $3.00).   
posted by E Lee

BOOTH ON THE RUN
Jean and Elizabeth are researching into the truth and myths about John Wilkes Booth's escape through King George County. If your family has a story about the escape, please let us know. These stories will disappear over the next several generations and we want to have them written down. Contact us through this website, or at kghistory@verizon.net.   
posted by E Lee

JOIN US !
To become a member of the King George Historical Society, click here and submit the required information. Members will receive an 8-page quarterly newsletter containing current news as well as "News of Yesteryear." Annual dues: $20.00 Family; $15.00 Individual; $3.00 Student. Lifetime Membership = $250.00 per person.    
posted by J Graham

MUSEUM NEWS
The Museum is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 am until 2 pm. Call 775-9477 or email kghistory@verizon.net to make an appointment to visit on other days. Please give ample notice, giving us time to check our emails and messages.    
posted by E Lee

OLD PHOTOS WANTED
We are updating our files. We are looking for pictures more than 50 years old -- King George County homes, schools, businesses and other buildings. Please... look through your collections and share your old photos with us. We will be happy to scan your originals while you wait and immediately return them to you.   
posted by J Graham

KING GEORGE COUNTY PICTORIAL HISTORY
The pictorial history is still available. One can obtain a copy from Union Bank & Trust, the museum, Herb Hewitt's law office, or click here to order by mail.   
posted by E Lee

TO CONTACT US
If you need to contact us and have a short time for an answer, please use the inquiry@kghistory.org address. If you are not in need of a quick answer, you can use kghistory@verizon.net. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to read the verizon address in a timely manner. We read it once a week, at the museum, IF we do not have many visitors, planned activities, or unexpected jobs to do. The inquiry address, on the other hand, is forwarded to selected members at their home so that we can answer them from day to day. Please be patient with us. We love to answer your questions and try to do it in a timely manner.   
posted by E Lee

SCHOLARSHIP
The King George Historical Society has designated $1,000 for a scholarship for a King George senior (resident of the county) who plans to continue his/her education in a post secondary institution. Entries may include written research papers, oral and/or audiovisual presentations, etc., pertaining to historic places, people, or events that took place in KG County. Students are invited to visit the museum for ideas and suggestions; the museum contains extensive historical information on county homes, businesses, industries, and schools of yesteryear. In addition there are genealogical files and a computer database relating to numerous county families. FOR FURTHER INFO, CONTACT A KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR EMAIL KGHISTORY@VERIZON.NET   
posted by J Graham