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  1. From Concept to Creation - Turner Sculpture

    September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - October 21, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    The work of renowned sculptors William and David Turner of the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be on exhibit at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts September 14th (opening reception) until October 21st. Both the BB&T and Norfolk Foundation galleries will house the amazing Turner creations in bronze as well as some of William Turner’s paintings. William Turner’s four published books will be available for purchase during the exhibit. The Turners, father and son, share a talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. To date the Turners have created more than 700 different limited edition bronzes and more than 100 large public commissions found throughout the U.S.

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  2. Researching African American Ancestors

    October 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library

    In celebration of Family History Month, reference archivist Cara Griggs will discuss methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Attendees will learn about ways of determining whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. The lecture will focus on the Library of Virginia's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers and lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through its databases. Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for participants to record stories about their families or special memories during a live recording session of Suffolk Speaks, Suffolk Public Library's oral history project. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made online through the library's website calendar.

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