Spring Symposium to stretch two days
, 2015

Spring Symposium
to stretch two days

Volunteers and staff at The Foundation for Historic Christ Church are busy preparing for the opening of the 2014 Visitor Season on April 1.

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The education committee recently scheduled a “Spring Symposium” at 9 a.m. March 11 and 13 at the 1735 church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

The March 11 symposium for all new and returning volunteers will include a presentation by Taylor Stoermer, historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, who will talk about “Anglican Faith and Political Culture in Revolutionary Virginia.” Stoermer has taught university courses on 18th-century Virginia and Thomas Jefferson and his world, said Hedges.

He appears regularly in various media to comment on the people and ideas of American history and their relevance to today, she said.

On March 13, architectural conservator Peter Post will educate and entertain volunteers with a discussion about repairing the church roof, a project that has recently been approved by the foundation board, said Hedges.

A restoration and preservation specialist, Post focuses on buildings constructed before 1850, she said. His past projects include George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, George Mason’s Gunston Hall, and James Madison’s Montpelier. Work on Robert “King” Carter’s 1735 church is expected to begin later this month.

The March 13 training session will conclude with a buffet lunch, open to new and returning volunteers.

To volunteer at Christ Church, call Trish Geeson at 438-6855.

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