RCC Lifelong Learning tours Mathews County

As frequent and popular instructors for the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole will join forces with the Mathews County Historical Society to present “The Fascinating History of Mathews County: Churches, Historic Homes, and More!” The three sessions will be held on October 19 and 26, and November 2 (Thursdays), from 10 a.m. to noon, at various Mathews locations.
The history of Mathews County is preserved in its 18th-to-20th-century religious, political, and domestic buildings, which connects the past to the present through their historic fabric and the surrounding landscape. Each session will include multiple site visits and tours—incorporating recent archaeological discoveries and historical research—in addition to landscape analyses which affect efforts to preserve these significant places and alter the interpretation of the past.
Brown and Harpole received their undergraduate degrees from the College of William and Mary, and are founding members of the Werowocomoco Research Group and co-directors of The Fairfield Foundation in Gloucester County. Dr. Brown recently completed his dissertation in history, also at the College of William and Mary.
Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “The Fascinating History of Mathews County: Churches, Historic Homes, and More!” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.
The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.