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Virginia’s Presidents: A History and Guide (The History Press, 2023) tells the stories of the Virginia Presidents and the historic sites that interpret their lives. It includes profiles of each of the eight Presidents and descriptions of the museums, historic sites and presidential homes in Virginia and surrounding states that tell their stories and, by extension, the story of our nation.

Heather S. Cole is a public historian and writer living in Staunton, Virginia. She has worked in a variety of museum and archives, including as an interpreter for the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton. She currently works as an archivist for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, and digital archivist for the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. A New England transplant, she previously ran the Mass. Memories Road Show, a state-wide public history and archives project documenting the people of Massachusetts cities and towns, and handled education and outreach for an historic house museum outside of Boston. This is her third book for The History Press.

WHM Speaker Series | Virginia’s Presidents: A History & Guide by Heather S. Cole
WHM Speaker Series | Virginia’s Presidents: A History & Guide by Heather S. Cole
Accompanying Programming

Games in the Garden
Saturday, May 11
 | 11:00 AM

Wreath Laying at the Hugh Mercer Monument
Monday, May 27
 | 1:00 PM

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Thursday, July 4
 | 11:00 AM

Family Fun & Stories at the Rising Sun Tavern Museum
Thursday, July 4
 | 12:00 PM

Twilight History Camp for Kids
Mon-Thurs, July 22-25
 | 6:00 PM

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