Saturday, June 3, 2023

Preservation Virginia opens registration for webinars

STATEWIDE — Preservation Virginia has opened registration for this week’s webinars.

The webinars that are scheduled include: “Archaeological Discoveries at Scotchtown,” and “John Marshall Robe Exhibit: An Online Preview.”

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Preservation Virginia)

“Archaeological Discoveries at Scotchtown”

The first webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 14 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Dr. Elizabeth A. Fisher, Shelton H. Short III, Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Classics and Archaeology at Randolph-Macon College, Lea Lane, Preservation Virginia Curator of Collections and Dawn Burnett, Site Coordinator at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, located in Beaverdam, Va., will discuss past and current archaeological investigations at the site.

Dr. Fisher has led several field studies at Scotchtown with her archaeology students from the university.

Lea Lane and Dawn Burnett are currently researching primary sources, early archaeological digs and Preservation Virginia’s archaeological collection for interpretive clues to help tell the story of Scotchtown.

Cost is $10 per device connection and free for Preservation Virginia Members (Members can contact Jenna Affeldt at to register).

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Chief Justice John Marshall (WYDaily/Courtesy of Preservation Virginia)

“John Marshall Robe Exhibit: An Online Preview”

The second webinar will be presented on Thursday, April 15 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. In a joint partnership with Preservation Virginia, the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, this webinar will provide a glimpse at the recently restored robe of former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. Preservation Virginia reports that this is the last surviving robe belonging to the former chief justice.

John Marshall was the fourth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, serving from 1801 until his death in 1835. Marshall was born in Germantown, Va. and died in Philadelphia, Pa.

Webinar attendees will be able to get a first look at the new exhibit, which is set to open to the public at the John Marshall House in Richmond on Friday, April 16.

To make a reservation to attend this webinar, visit the website by clicking here.


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