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History Calendar for week of Jan. 13, 2013 page 3
History Calendar for week of Jan. 13, 2013

Date published: 1/15/2013

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Lest We Forget: A Conference on Enslavement and Emancipation. Feb. 21-23 at The Hylton Chapel, Woodbridge. First in an annual series of conferences on African-American history in Virginia. Keynote addresses (including University of Mary Washington professor Douglas Sanford and Dr. Lauranette Lee of the Virginia Historical Society), forums, dramatic plays and guided tours of historic sites related to the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Free. 703/792-4754; manassasbullrun.com.

65th annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum. Feb. 22-27. Four days of lively discussions, lectures and programs delving into new research in decorative arts. "What's Old Is New Again: Celebrating Antiques in America" opens with gala Friday evening reception and closes with dinner on Tuesday. Optional lecture Thursday, three optional bus tours Friday, and five optional workshops Wednesday, Feb. 27. On Saturday, Robert Leath, vice president for collections and research at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C., will present "Scarlett Has an iPad: New Directions in Southern Decorative Arts" and Ronald L. Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg's vice president of collections, conservation and museums and Carlisle H. Humelsine chief curator, will offer "The Evolving State of Knowledge: Southern Furniture at Fifteen." history.org/conted; 800/603-0948.


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