Black History Month programs offered by Louisa County Historical Society
In recognition of Black History Month, the Louisa County Historical Society is hosting a series of virtual programs, many in partnership with other local historical societies.  

Date: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Program: Finding African-American Genealogy Clues in Central Virginia Public Records   
Presenters: Elaine Taylor and Dr. Shelley Murphy
Co-Hosted by Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society & Louisa County Historical Society

Join us for this special Zoom seminar as we delve into lesser-known public records helpful in finding African-American ancestors in Virginia pre-1870. Records from Louisa and surrounding counties will be the examples we explore with co-hosts Elaine Taylor and Dr. Shelley Murphy of the Louisa County and Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Societies. You'll learn about the laws regarding the records themselves, how to access them, and receive several Excel files of transcriptions to aid your search. Registration is free but required. Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcuypqjwiHNCz2SlpQL6e6Hn1w9F72BfI.  

Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2021 
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Program: Africulture: The Story, Plight and Progress of a Black Century Farm in Piedmont Virginia
Presenter: Michael Carter Jr. 
Co-Hosted by Louisa County Historical Society & Orange County Historical Society

Join us for a virtual talk by Michael Carter Jr. Michael is an 11th generation farmer and is the 5th generation to farm on Carter Farms, his family's century farm in Orange County, Virginia where he gives workshops on how to grow and market ethnic vegetables, farm business management, food safety and a host of other agricultural and African/African-American history workshops, seminars and trainings. Carter Farms has birthed Hen Asem (Our Story) and Africulture that teach and expound on the contributions of Africans and African Americans to agriculture worldwide and the many stories that history almost forgot. Registration is free but required. Register online at https://my.demio.com/ref/LO4gvfX2RfxIvUip.

Date: Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Program: UVA's Descendant Outreach Program: Louisa County Connections
Presenter: Dr. Shelley Murphy
Co-Hosted by Louisa County Historical Society & Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

In July 2019, Dr. Shelley Murphy was hired to conduct genealogical research on descendants of the enslaved laborers who helped to build the University of Virginia. She used her extensive genealogical experience to overcome the challenges and obstacles faced in researching the history of enslaved people. During her ongoing research, she has discovered that some Louisa County slaves were rented to the University. Join us for a talk on her work and the Louisans she has uncovered during her research. Registration is free but required. Register online at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOqsrD8qH9ylNboxZrh4xwWIv3Ng_Zk8
 
Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2021 
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am  
Program: Louisa County Historical Society's African-American History Program: How You Can Get Involved!
Presenters: Marilyn Campbell & Karleen Kovalcik

Join us for this Zoom informational session on the historical society’s new African-American history program. Learn about current LCHS projects and how you can get involved! LCHS Executive Director Karleen Kovalcik and Program Manager Marilyn Campbell will share information on the program and current projects, which include oral histories, creating resources for local schools, and a remembrance project on the experiences of the first black students who integrated Louisa County High School. Registration is free but required. Register online at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-GqqjouHNZgIBigtuq0ji5wxaCr9bRC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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