Lexington, VA

Featured Speaker

 Ms. Tereasa Roane

Our featured speaker for the 2017 Lee-Jackson Day Memorial program is Ms. Teresa Roane.  Ms. Roane is a former Archivist and Librarian for the former Musuem of the Confederacy.  She was also Director of Archives and Photographic Services at the Valentine Richmond History Center.  She currently is the Archivist for the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Ms. Roane is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her B.A. in History.  Her talk will be on R.E. Lee and Black Confederates. 

2017 Symposium Speaker List

Morning Session

Beth White (Historian, Author)

Kenny Rowelette ~ (Historian, Professor, Special Collections Coordinator ~ Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Library, Director National Civil War Chaplains Museum) Topic ~ Political Correctness and Our Southern Heritage.

Afternoon Session

Susan Boardman (Leadership Program Director ~ Gettysburg Foundation)

Bill Potter (Battlefield  Guide, Author) Topic ~ Christianity in the Civil War

Chris Mackowski, Ph.D. ~ Author, Educator, NPS Tour Guide, Blogger.  Topic will be on Stonewall Jackson as a family man and father.

Anyone wishing to inquire about our speakers or interested in being a speaker at a future event should contact J.R. Rankins at jrrankins@liberty.edu or call 434-299-5360

Past Event Speakers:

2016 - Chris Mackowski,Ph.D ~ Author, Educator, NPS Tour Guide, Blogger

             Symposium ~Kenny Rowlett, Paul J. Bennett, MD, Beth White, Ph.D.

 2015 - Ben Jones ~ Actor, Musician, Politician, Entrepreneur

             Symposium ~Chris Mackowski, D.Jonathan White, H.V.'Bo' Traywick, Jr., Steve French

2014 - Dr. Mathew Lively ~ Physician, Author

             Symposium ~ Beth White, William Connery, Rev. Herman White, and Dr. Mathew Lively.

2013 -Charles Kelly Barrow ~ Educator

             Symposium ~ Stephen Lee Ritchie, Richard G. Williams, Jr., Doug Batson,                                             B. Frank Earnest, Charles Kelly Barrow, Rev. Herman White

2012 - Stephen Lee Ritchie - Historian (Lee Chapel).  Kelly Atkins Henson (VMI).

              Symposium - R. Michael Givens, Charles Kelly Barrow, Timothy Manning, Sr.                     David Chaltas, and Stephen Lee Ritchie.

2011 - Kenny Rowlett - Assoc. Professor Liberty University

2010 - Pastor John Weaver - Past Chaplain-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans

2009 - Dr. Michael R. Bradley (Lee Chapel), John Vinson (Jackson's grave)

2008 - Charles E. Baker, D.D. (Lee Chapel) , Peter R. Furmick (Jackson's grave)

 2007 - David P.  Chaltas, D.D. (Lee Chapel), Richard G. Williams, Jr. (Jackson's grave)

2006 - Rev. Kenneth Studdard (Lee Chapel), Richard G. Williams, Jr. (Jackson's grave)

2005 -  Rev.  Lloyd Sprinkle

2004 - Richard G. Williams, Jr.

 2003 - D. Min. H. Rondel Rumburg ~ The Christian Legacy of Lee and Jackson.  Charles "Chuck" Eberle ~ Lee Remembers Jackson

2002 - Charles "Chuck" Eberle ~  Duty and Honor to God, Country,  and Banner.  Stephen Cassle ~ The Life of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson

2001 - J. Holt Merchant - Professor of History, Washington & Lee University

2000 -Nora Brooks - as Mrs. Robert E. Lee