958 Winter 2020 Historical Signage: Paying Homage
Thursday, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 30
Instructor: Jim Lewis
This class is intended for an aspiring historian or preservationist, or anyone interested in the abundance of commemorative markers in our historically rich local area. This class covers the entire process from the birth of an idea for a historical marker to approval, installation, and a commensurate dedication ceremony. Several very popular case studies will illuminate the steps taken to ensure a marker’s successful placement.
Jim Lewis is a noted Civil War and World War II historian and lecturer and a local Civil War site tour guide. His personal visits to battlefields in Europe and his in-depth research are key sources for the above-mentioned presentations. His publications include: The Hunter Mill Road Civil War Self-Guided Tour, Forgotten Roads of the Hunter Mill Corridor, and Sunstroke and Ankle Deep Mud. He has authored more than 20 historical markers with a multitude of organizations. In addition, he has project-managed numerous dedication events and has been the keynote speaker at several.