Lectures related to the current Botetourt County exhibit, “250+1 Years of Delight” decorative arts exhibit at the Historical Society of Western Virginia, continue July 21 at 7 p.m. with a talk by Tom Klatka, archaeologist, Virginia Department of Historic Resources. He works from the Western District office in Salem. His topic will be “Towards an Understanding of a Native American Legacy: Pre-contact Origins and Development of Domesticated Crops in Virginia.”
The lectures are part of the Kegley Lecture series. They will be in person in the History Museum of Western Virginia auditorium, but will include a Facebook Live component for those who cannot attend. Lectures will also be available through YouTube two days after the talk.
The series is sponsored by a grant from Virginia Humanities and Norris Inc. Bank of Botetourt is the major sponsor for the exhibit.
Upcoming lectures in this series include:
- Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. – Peggy Crosson, president, Virginia Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail, will take the audience through the trail.
- Thursday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. – Wallace Gusler, master gunsmith, will speak on “Botetourt’s Gunsmiths.”