Sunday, August 5, 2012

Capacity Crowd for West Virginia Sesquicentennial Lecture

I knew we would have a good crowd for Kenneth Bailey's "Scratch 'em and Sue 'Em" lecture on Friday evening when I began receiving calls at the office asking if we were taking reservations.

Sure enough the Sydenstricker House was filled to capacity as Dr. Bailey, Professor of History, author, and one of the leading experts on the legal fall out of the Civil War in West Virginia, spoke about issues such as voting rights, property claims, and even the value of confederate money.

The lecture was a West Virginia Sesquicentennial Event, sponsored by the Friends of the Hillsboro Library, The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, and the West Virginia Humanities Council.  Bailey included many specific examples from Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties, making the lecture particularly relevant to the audience.

1 comment:

  1. You can read a much fuller report on the lecture by Angelo Jiordano in the Pocahontas Times at