November 12, 2016
8:30-9:15 Check-in & Breakfast; Program: 9:15am – 3:30pm
$25 per person (must register and pay in advance)
3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
12th Annual Fairfax County History Conference: "Fairfax County's Founding Fathers, Part II"
Registration fee Includes Continental breakfast, lunch, free parking & trivia prizes!
The tentative list of the scheduled speakers is as follows:
Welcome, Opening Remarks Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Living History & Speakers *
About George Mason (an essay by the late Jack L. Hiller, delivered by his daughter, Libby Hiller Settlemyer * Meet Ann Eilbeck Mason (Nancy), Eldest Daughter of George Mason
Meet Ann Eilbeck Mason (Nancy), Eldest Daughter of George Mason Janice Harless, Retired FCPS Historian & Historic Re-enactor *
Founding Father Freemasons, or Why did John, Paul, George, and Ben Join a Lodge? Mark A. Tabbert, PM, Director of Collections, George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association *
George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights & the World Changing Power of One Document Scott Stroh, Executive Director, Gunston Hall *
George Mason – Slaveholder, Terry Dunn, Author, Among His Slaves: George Mason's Struggle with Slavery *
Rural Retreat and Riverine Relaxation: The History of the Mason Family's Occupancy of Theodore Roosevelt Island” Brad Krueger, Cultural Resource Specialist at the National Park Service - George Washington Memorial Parkway