Historical society to host lecture on colonial courthouse villages

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library will hold its annual meeting October 30 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Architectural historian Dr. Carl Lounsbury will present “The Courthouse Village and Court Day in Colonial Virginia.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will last about an hour, followed by the historical society’s general business meeting, volunteer awards and board elections.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested to 462-7280 or history@mbwm.org for a seating count. Optional tickets for the fall raffle will be sold for $5 at the door for a chance to win up to $1,000.  

Dr. Lounsbury will discuss the buildings and activities of several of Virginia’s colonial courthouse towns, including Lancaster and examine the role of Court Day in the public life of the community,” said executive director Karen Hart…