History for Lunch: Robert E. Lee & Fanny White Garlic by Chris Meekins

rstiles2's picture
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, November 20th, for a 2nd History for Lunch. Chris Meekins, Elizabeth City native, will discuss the story of Robert E. Lee and Fanny White Garlic, a story about a young girl meeting Lee as he visited his daughter’s grave in North Carolina. In 1911, the Semicentennial of the American Civil War brought the war, and the people who fought in it, to the forefront. State and national events commemorated and celebrated the battles and the soldiers. Memories of the war and connections to battles and great men of the war were told and retold – some memories and celebrations where carved in stone. Amid the return of captured flags and the erecting of monuments, newspapers also ran stories of remembrances and connections to the war and the soldiers.

This program is free and open to the public; you are welcome to bring a lunch.

For more information please call 252-331-4054.