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History Happy Hour-Central Virginia:The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly

  • 13 Mar 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Off Site at Third Street Brewing, 312 W 3rd Street, Farmville, VA 23901

History Happy Hour- Central Virginia: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Off Site at Third Street Brewing, 312 W 3rd Street, Farmville, VA 23901

Cost: Free; Drinks are on you, History is on us

Contact: Josie Butler at 434-352-5791  ext. 203 or jbutler@acwm.org

Description: Born into enslavement in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom and gained renown as a dress designer to both Varina Davis and Mary Lincoln. Discover how Keckly became a confidant to Mrs. Lincoln, and helped to establish an organization dedicated to easing the suffering of newly freed people in contraband camps. With Elvatrice Belsches, author, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker.


Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 704
276 Court Street
Appomattox, VA  24522-0704
(434) 352-2621     
(434) 352-0294 fax
Office Hours:  Mon-Wed-Fri  9:00am-2:00pm

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