Society to hold program
Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The Surry County Historical Society Quarterly Program will be held at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Surry Parks and Rec Center. Everyone is welcome to attend this free and informative program.
In addition, the Historical Society will have an Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the program on March 14. Tour the building and the John Smith Deckhouse! See the old surrey once used at Swann’s Point Farm. Visit the Book Room with many local interest books for sale, and check out the Surry afghans for sale for $40 by the Surry Ruritan Club.
The keynote speaker for the program at 7 p.m. will be Connie Lapallo, well known Richmond author, historian and storyteller. Some of her works include the Jamestown Sky series, which trace the life of Joan Pierce and other women and children of early Jamestown. Joan’s 60-year saga begins in England and takes the reader through all the trials and tribulations of a fledgling colony trying to survive in the New World across the Atlantic from their English home.
In commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of the first Native American uprising against the English in 1622, Mrs. Lapallo will discuss how the “Surry side” played an invaluable role in the sparing of Jamestown from the event through the efforts of Richard Pace and a native boy whom he had adopted. The uprising in 1622 shattered the optimism that was present in Virginia in 1621, and Mrs. Lapallo will discuss how the English reaction to the uprisings here in Virginia in 1622 and 1644 were the early beginnings of Virginia realizing they were truly on their own, Englishmen becoming Virginians, headed ultimately toward revolting against the crown.
Light refreshments will be available at the event. Call 757-294-0404 or email email@example.com for more information.