Mathews Memorial Library is hosting two lectures by Virginia authors in November at the library on Main Street. They will discuss their most recently published works.
Dr. Lynn Rainville, Dean of Sweet Briar College, will speak from 4:30-6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, about her book “Virginia and the Great War.” Rainville is a nationally recognized scholar whose book explores the role played by Virginia and Virginians in World War I, from its beginning in 1914 through its conclusion in 1919 when American troops finally returned home. Her research for the book focused on the contributions made by civilian and military Virginia residents.
An anthropological archaeologist, Dr. Rainville also serves as director of the Tusculum Institute, an historic preservation resource and training center located on the campus of Sweet Briar College, near Lynchburg. She specializes in the study of the everyday lives of ordinary people in historic Virginian communities.
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