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Colonial Williamsburg continues its Friday Evening Lecture series at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 in the Visitor Center Theater, 101-A Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg.

Warren Billings, a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary School of Law, delivers a lecture titled “Of Quill Pens and Foolscap: Writing Early Virginia History.”

Prior to this talk, Billings will be at the WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers located in Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. to sign copies of his books. They include “The Little Parliament: The Virginia General Assembly in the Seventeenth Century” and “Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia.” Both are available for purchase, for $30 and $24.95 respectively.

Billings is a historian of colonial Virginia and Louisiana law. He chaired Preservation Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery Advisory Board from 1994 – 2008, was a member of Preservation Virginia’s Board of Trustees from 2002 – 2008 and was re-appointed in 2011. He served on the federal Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission from 2003 – 2008, the Board of Directors of the Louisiana State Museum from 1989 – 2004 and was historian of the Supreme Court of Louisiana from 1982 – 2005. In 2002, he was Visiting Williams Professor of Law at the University of Richmond.

A past fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a former Virginia Historical Society Mellon Research Fellow, Billings received the Virginia Historical Society’s Richard Slattern Award for Excellence in Virginia Biography in 2005. He also lectures frequently on subjects relating to colonial Virginia and early Louisiana.

The event is free and open to the public.


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