For the History Buff: A suggested Festival schedule


If you consider yourself a History Buff, rest assured that we have some great programs just for you in the 2018 Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday, March 21. Keep reading for scheduling suggestions that will help you make the most of your time, with a couple of breaks and side trips added in for further edification…

Wednesday, March 21

2:00 PM The Civil War: Personal Stories, Stunning Tales

Step back in time… 

Visit Edgar Allan Poe’s old room at the University of Virginia

Friday, March 23

10:00 AM Secret Agent, Secrets & Codes: WWII

2:00 PM The Civil War: Reconstruction, Treason & Memory

4:00 PM Histories of Food & Eating: African-American Perspectives

Take a tour!

Visit the historical sites of James Monroe’s Highland or Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

Sunday, March 25

1:00 PM Jamestown: The Truth Revealed

To explore even more Festival programs related to History, CLICK HERE.

You can also create your own personalized Festival schedule by adding programs to your online Bookmarks. Bookmarks provide a simple way to keep track of the programs you plan to attend—and it’s a lot more organized than taking a marker to the printed schedule when they arrive this weekend! To add a program to your personal Bookmarks, just create an account (or log in, if you already have one) and then add your favorites to it by clicking on the Bookmarks icon on each program page.

Once you have everything Bookmarked, you can print your personalized Festival schedule or even share it on social media so that all your friends can find you during the excitement of #VaBook2018.