The Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center in Winchester will host its annual summer lecture series during July. The series is part of the celebration of Winchester's 275-year history. Lectures will begin at 7 p.m. on the following schedule covering highlights of the centuries. Speakers and their topics are:

• July 16: 1700's in Winchester. Tom Maccubbin, a volunteer in the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives at Handley Library, will discuss early business life in Winchester through ledgers; Gene E. Fisher, a former member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors, will talk about the history of the Godfrey Miller Home.

• July 18: 1800's in Winchester. Rebecca Ebert, archivist for Handley Library and Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, will discuss life before the Civil War; Keven Walker, chief executive officer of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, will talk about life during and after the Civil War.

• July 23: 1900's in Winchester. Trish Ridgeway, co-founder of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, will talk about benefactors to the area; Judy Humbert, author of "History of Douglas School," will discuss integration in the second half of the century.

• July 25: 2000's in Winchester. Frederick County Administrator Kris Tierney and Winchester City Manager Eden E. Freeman will talk about the present state of the area and future goals.

The cost to attend is $10, payable at the door. Door prizes will be given away each evening. Proceeds from the lectures benefit programming for seniors at the Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center. Information: 540-247-0968 or


  • Occurred Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, July 18th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurred Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, July 25th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm