• Upcoming History Events in Prince George County, Virginia

    On Saturday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm there will be a 400th Anniversary Celebration of Martin’s Brandon Church. This event will be the first of four observances to commemorate the four hundred year existence of John Martin’s Brandon and particularly its parish church. Martin was one of the original settlers at Jamestown. There will be special interpretations, the inaugural showing of a video that traces the earliest years, and exhibits depicting the parish’s long history and heritage. A reception will follow the program at the church.  The address is: 18706 James River Dr. Spring Grove, VA 23881

    Then, on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm, Dr. Katherine Bassard returns to the Prince George Regional Heritage Center to continue a discussion about Peter Randolph, whose parents were enslaved at Brandon but freed upon the death of the owner. Randolph earned an education and went on to become a well-known writer and preacher. Dr. Bassard says: “I hope that readers will emerge with the sense that slavery involved millions of people over centuries of time and that it will spark a desire to hear as many different stories and narratives as we can uncover, document and research. All of the stories of slavery have not been told and the vast majority are unrecoverable. But each one that we uncover teaches us something we didn’t know before.”  A reception will follow the program and a chance to chat with the speaker. The address is: 6406 Courthouse Rd, Prince George, VA 23875

    Finally, on Sunday March 25th at 2:00 pm, The Petersburg National Battlefield is sponsoring a reading, book signing, and Q&A discussion at the Prince George Regional Heritage Center. The authors of It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan will highlight the role of women in combat/conflict. A reception and chance to talk with the authors will follow the program. The address is: 6406 Courthouse Rd, Prince George, VA 23875