Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled a seminar, “Chincoteague, the Virginia Island that Stood with the Union.” The free 90-minute seminar will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15 in the Room 113 of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29316 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410.
Bryce VanStavern will describe how the Confederate States of America never controlled all the territory it claimed, and how this caused mini-rebellions within its own borders, including on Virginia’s Chincoteague Island; this had lasting consequences for Virginia and the Confederacy.
VanStavern has been a museum professional most of his career–at Colonial Williamsburg, The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, and the Museum of Chincoteague Island.
These seminars are occasionally rescheduled on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website (www.SciPhi.org) shortly before a scheduled date.
Science and Philosophy Seminar is an informally organized group that meets more or less regularly to explore and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophical speculation to scientific research. All Seminars are open to the public. Admission is free.