Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bringing history to life

Next Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 3 p.m. Roxane Gatling Gilmore, former First Lady of Virginia, will discuss her 2011 book “Restoring the Governor’s House” at the Goochland Branch Library, 3075 River Road West in Goochland Courthouse Village.
Gilmore brings a unique perspective to the task of writing an account of this restoration. The Virginia Governor’s House is the oldest continuously used state executive mansion in the country. As the Commonwealth changes governors every four years lots of families have lived here including Gilmore’s.
Having actively participated in the restoration, she brings a personal and detailed knowledge of updating an historic structure for use in the 21st century from the cultural and practical considerations to the problems encountered along the way and their solutions. The book is the result of notes she took during the restoration process.
An assistant professor of classics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Gilmore is an engaging speaker and no doubt her talk will include many anecdotes about the Governor’s House.
Please join the Friends of the Goochland Branch Library for this very special event. Refreshments will be served.

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