The 2018 Annual Meeting and award of grants in March was fascinating and well-attended. In addition to the award of grants and luncheon, the attendees were treated to a talk by Sumpter Priddy III, noted decorative arts historian, on "Historic Cabinetmakers and Furniture from the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula."
Many thanks to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for a most successful workshop on resources for "Preserving History on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula" at St. John's Church in Warsaw on November 18.
The Speakers Series is held on either a Tuesday or a Thursday evening at Wellford Hall, St. John’s Church, Warsaw at 6 p.m. It generally consists of a speaker on some subject of historical interest and a casual “covered dish/potluck supper”. Look for great new talks this summer!
The 2017 PNNMP Summer Speaker Series was a great success, with talks
by James Russell about "The Civil War in the Northern Neck."
by Katrina Brown, an official of the Rosewell Foundation and a historic interpreter, on the slaves of Mann Page II and his wife Anne Corbin Tayloe.
In 2016, the Speakers Series included a talk by Marsha Sitnik from St. Mary's Whitechapel on the table top tombs of the Ball Family (their history and the restorations and repairs made possible by a grant from PNNMP); the Rev. Christopher Agnew talking about the history of St. Anne's Glebe in Essex County and the ongoing restoration and preservation of the Glebe (one of the few still left standing in Virginia), Robert Moncure, the Rappahannock River Keeper, showing the film The Rappahannock; and Howard Reisinger and Mary Douglas Lawton giving a presentation on the old Chinn house, Oakley, outside Lively.