Presented by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia & Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation
Join the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation for “Leading a Legacy” a program presented by Jimmy Price, Interim Director of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee. The program examines three dynamic cultural shifts in the Army that helped it to move forward as an institution: creating a permanent presence for Army women after WWII, eliminating racial segregation and women’s inequality, and rescinding gender-specific policies.
This program will include video clips, newspaper headlines and images to examine Army cultural attitudes towards women and how they have changed over the past several decades and examine how Army culture has shifted in the past helps reinforce the idea that one can “lead” the next legacy, instead of “leaving” the legacy that is being captured now.
This program is free but registration is required. Please contact Bryan Truzzie at 804-751-4946 to reserve a seat.
Magnolia Grange has recently opened to the public with limited hours of operation. Space is limited for this presentation and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Participants should wear a facial covering and hand sanitizer will be available.
Jimmy Price received his M.A. in Military History from Norwich University in 2009. His first book, The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword, was nominated in the nonfiction category for the 15th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The Journal of Southern History claims “this slim volume offers considerable insight regarding the black military experience.” His second book, The Battle of First Deep Bottom, was released to critical acclaim in 2014. Jimmy has contributed essays to A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, Hallowed Ground magazine, and the International Encyclopedia of the First World War. He lives in Fredericksburg with his wife and four children.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the center for Chesterfield County’s history. Headquartered in Historic Trinity Church on Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield, the CHSV mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s unique past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. For additional information or to volunteer, please visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com.