RCC Lifelong Learning reviews the War of 1812

“Virginia and the War of 1812: Did anything happen here?” is the question asked in a new course from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). Instructor Stuart L. Butler will answer this and other questions on October 6, 13, and 20 (Fridays), from 1 to 3 p.m., at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington.

The course, focusing primarily on the Northern Neck, will examine the actions of Virginia’s political and military leaders during the War of 1812. A detailed examination of the strengths and weaknesses of Virginia’s militia will be presented, and the causes and significance of the war will also be discussed.

Stuart L. Butler has been writing about Virginia’s role in the War of 1812 since retiring from the National Archives and Records Administration in 1999. His latest book is “Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812.”

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Virginia and the War of 1812: Did anything happen here?” 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.