When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New St., Staunton, Virginia
Program: Author Carol DeHart will speak about her new book, John L. Heatwole: The Word Gatherer
For more information: ACHS office 540-248-4151
Folklorist and Artist John Heatwole Remembered in Book
John Heatwole will long be remembered in the
DeHart, who recently published John L. Heatwole: The Word Gatherer, began writing journal entries at an early age. Following her early childhood years in
Several years before his death in late 2006, Heatwole sat down with DeHart and gave her his own personal oral history. The pair had planned to publish the book together, but upon John’s untimely death due to cancer, DeHart had to carry the project through to completion without him. Included in the history are a number of photographs of Heatwole’s carvings and other artwork.
Following DeHart’s program, visitors will have an opportunity to purchase The Word Gatherer and have it autographed. The Thursday night program, which is free and open to the public, is the fourth in the society’s newly launched A.H.H. Stuart Speaker Series held in the
For more information on the program, call the historical society office at 540 248-4181. The