New Exhibition Highlights the African American Experience in City Point during the Civil War

New Exhibition Highlights the African American Experience in City Point during the Civil War

Come discover some of the most fascinating stories of a critical time in American history! Seeking Freedom Where the Rivers Meet: Contrabands, Colored Troops and City Point is now open at the City Point Early History Museum. The purpose of this exhibition is to explain, through words and image...

The Modern Day Weston Plantation

The Modern Day Weston Plantation

Visit Weston Plantation today and walk through history!

Weston Plantation

Weston Plantation

The Weston Plantation Telling the stories of ordinary people who lived through extraordinary times in American history. Our key site is Weston Plantation. The main house was built in 1789 and overlooks the Appomattox River. It has been described by one Virginia historian as a classic example of...

City Point Early History Museum

The City Point Early History Museum displays exhibitions highlighting the rich history of the area. It is housed in the St. Dennis Chapel in the National Historic District of Hopewell. This district contains a number of historic structures, including Appomattox Plantation, the headquarters of Gen...

Enjoy The View at the Plantation

Enjoy The View at the Plantation

Behind the history of the Weston Plantation is a breath taking view of one of the most famous rivers in the south, the Appomattox River.

2014 Lunch & Lecture Series

Historic Hopewell Foundation


2014 Lunch & Lecture Series

All programs start at noon and are free and open to the public.

Programs are held at the ARLS Hopewell Library. For more

information please call HHF at 804-458-4682.*


May 21—Jeanie Langford—Beacon Theatre 1928-2014

May 28—Mike Schoenenberger—Washington’s Spies

June 04—Charles Wissinger—Lafayette (costumed interpreter)

June 11—Barclay DuPriest—Peter Francisco – Giant Hero

June 18—Dan Robbins—Dinwiddie Co. Civil War

                     Driving Tour/Sesquicentennial Update 

June 25—Ed Henderson—Remembering Jefferson

July 02—Bonnie Fairbanks—Eleanor Roosevelt

                     (costumed interpreter) 

July 09—Louise Daniel—Harp Music and the History

July 16—Wesley Joyner—Forming of Middle Class After

                     Civil War

July 23—Johnny Jones—Music We Love

July 30—Kevin Grantz—William Byrd (costumed interpreter)

Aug. 06—Steven Rockenbach—Songs of the Civil War with

                     the Bowld Sojer Band 

Aug. 13—J. P. Tiller—Hopewell Education

Aug. 20—Ivan Perkinson—It’s Not Too Late

Aug. 27—Steve Thomas—First Settlers on the Appomattox

Sept. 03—Bert Duckwall—War of 1812

Sept. 10—Jeanie Langford—Contributions of the Jewish Community                                    


12:00 PM—1:00 PM  -  ARLS Hopewell Library

209 East Cawson Street, Hopewell VA 23860

Bring a bag lunch and HHF will supply drink and dessert!

Information: 804-458-4682 /

*Please note that opinions expressed by the presenters do not necessarily reflect those of HHF.





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