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Susan Walker Stanley Farm Photograph Collection

Susan Walker Stanley Farm Photograph Collection will be open to the public starting at 10:30am. This one of a kind collection includes photographs of Governor and Mrs. Thomas B. Stanley, Sr. and their family.

Rhythms by the River

"Rhythms by the River" will be held at the Bassett Historical Center on various Saturdays throughout the summer (May-September) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. This outdoor program, co-sponsored by GBAC and Bassett Historical Center, is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket! Come and enjoy the music. Performing on 23 June (Real Jazz), 25 August (Jamie Woodall Trio) and 29 September (NOTE: time change 5:30-7:30).

Dopesick with Beth Macy

Beth Macy will present a program on her newly released book “Dopesick” at 10:30am on Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018 at the Bassett Historical Center.

Dopesick is, in many ways, the sequel to my first book, Factory Man. It lays out exactly how the jobless “other America” ended up couch-surfing with the likes of surgeon’s daughters and civic leaders’ kids who fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. Tom Hanks describes Dopesick as “a deep—and deeply needed—look into the troubled soul of America.” Stanford addiction medicine specialist and author Dr. Anna Lembke says it is the first book to capture the entirety of the epidemic, “with a fast-paced narrative, colorful and inspiring characters, vivid historical detail, and a profound sense of place.” This program is free and open to the public.

Dopesick with Beth Macy

Genealogy Classes

A series of classes on genealogical research will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bassett Historical Center on each Tuesday in September 2018. Genealogy 1 and Genealogy 2, offered on 4 September and 11 September respectively, are for those just beginning their family research and will cover the basics of research and the materials available at the Center. Genealogy 3 and Genealogy 4, offered on 18 September and 25 September respectively, will cover the use of several different genealogical websites. In order to benefit from the 3rd and 4th classes, participants will need to have taken the first two classes and/or have a basic understanding of computer use. There is no charge for the classes which will be conducted by Cindy (Hubbard) Headen, Genealogy Assistant at the Bassett Historical Center. Cindy is a graduate of Fieldale-Collinsville High School, Roanoke Bible College (now Mid-Atlantic Christian University) and Elizabeth City State University. She has been doing genealogical research for over 19 years and has worked at the Historical Center for 13 years. When you sign up for Genealogy 1, you will automatically be signed up for the other three classes. The classes are limited to 12 people, so call the Historical Center to reserve a spot. (276-629-9191).

Genealogy Classes

Native American History and Heritage

Renae "Spring Morning" Wagoner will be sharing Native American History and Heritage by way of stories, facts, and exhibits at the Bassett Historical Center on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 at 10:00am. There will be interesting information, shocking discoveries, and a little self-examination. This program is meant for ages from 1 to 100! Everyone will leave with a bit of knowledge, a few surprises, and a chuckle or two! This program is free and open to the public.

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