Sunday, June 12-John Barton Payne Building. 2:00pm- 2 Courthouse Square, in Old Town Warrenton.
J. Michael Miller, a Civil War historian, is presenting a free lecture entitled Ken Burns and Fauquier County at the Crossroads: Sesquicentennial Perspectives on “The Civil War”. Mr. Miller will show and discuss portions of The Civil War documentary, focusing on the issues of slavery and states’ rights during the free lecture. Tickets are required for admittance, and up to four tickets may be issued per requestor.
Mr. Miller is the author of Even to Hell Itself, the North Anna River Campaign, May 1864. He also helped with the preservation of the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Prince William County and the North Anna Battlefield in Hanover County. The lecture is part of a series presented to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It also highlights the library’s We the People collection of books and other items for children, teens, and adults donated by the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association. Search “We the People” in the library catalog. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more information or to request tickets.