Events & Talks

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Slides of past lectures are posted when possible; scroll to the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Events:

John D. Owen, Jr. Lecture Series
Ghislaine Lewis on September 20, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.
Introduction to Family Tree Maker with Mark Olson
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.
Online event; register at
John D. Owen, Jr. Lecture Series
Alex Owen, Daniel Bradway & Richard Bendall on October 25, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.

Non-fiction Book Discussions
10/25 @ 10:30 a.m. at Westminster Canterbury
10/31 @ 6:00 p.m. at Lynchburg Public Library

Open House meet & greet at the Jerry Falwell Library for staff and volunteers from Lynchburg-area galleries, libraries, archives and museums. October 26 at 5:00 p.m. RSVP by October 12.

Resources from Past Events:

Professor d’Entremont’s recommended resources:

Payne, Kimball. “Should They Stay or Should They Go?: Debating the Fate of Lynchburg’s Confederate Monuments” in Lynch’s Ferry (Fall/Winter 2018)

Payne, Kimball. “Now What?” presentation slides for lecture at Jones Memorial Library on 15 March 2023.

Payne, Kimball. “Now What?” presentation remarks for lecture at Jones Memorial Library on 15 March 2023.

Jones Memorial Library Resources and How to Use Them

Resources on the Internet and How to Use Them

Courthouse Records