Lectures and Webinars
Throughout the year engaging lectures are presented at the Museum pertaining to local history topics. Museum members receive advance notification of scheduled talks and all program information is available on this website and on our Facebook page.
Non-vaccinated museum visitors, including children under the age of 12, should follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on masking and social distancing when attending our programs.
LECTURE SCHEDULE 2021
Fire When Ready!: An Introduction to Historical Wargaming
Saturday, July 24, 10:00 AM
Free with Museum Admission
Children of all ages stage homemade battles with toy soldiers. Generals and world leaders plan strategies with simulated conflicts using computers. Both are examples of wargaming, a hobby that attracts “armchair generals” of all ages around the world. Game designer Peter Schweighofer presents an introduction to the history of historical wargaming and how wargames are a useful tool for exploring historic events, followed by a simple Civil War game demonstration. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Historic Wargaming Club
Saturday, August 7
Explore the wargaming hobby at the museum. Game designer Peter Schweighofer will teach and referee a simple tabletop wargame where participants will command Civil War ironclads. Open to all ages. Free with admission; advance registration recommended to ensure a game table spot. To regsiter, visit our Eventbrite page. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
WEBINAR SCHEDULE 2021
DinoTalk: Women Who Dig
Thursday, September 15, 5:00-6:00 PM
Join the museum for a virtual panel discussion of the contributions of women in the field of paleontology. Panelists include Beth Stricker, former Director of Exhibitions at the Paleontological Research Institution; Elizabeth Hermsen, Research Scientist at the Paleontological Research Institution; Michelle Stocker, Assistant Professor of Geobiology at Virginia Tech; and Alana McGillis, co-author of the children’s book Daring to Dig: Adventures of Women in American Paleontology.