Monacan Indian to discuss current Native issues

Monacan Indians

On Nov. 28, Victoria Ferguson, who heads up the Indian life demonstrations at Natural Bridge, will discuss some of the current issues of Native Americans. Ferguson is manager of the Monacan Indian Wolf Creek exhibit.  There was no Indian settlement at Natural Bridge. The exhibit is based on the Buzzard Rock Native America site at what is Jamison Avenue and 13th Street in southeast Roanoke.

Ferguson will speak at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran. Admission is free for members of the Historical Society and $5 for non-members. Light refreshments are served.

Coming in February: Roanoke County Communities Explored

In February, currently scheduled for Feb. 27, author Nelson Harris, who has published numerous books on the Roanoke region, will discuss his new book about Bent Mountain and Poages Mill, Cave Spring and Starkey areas in Roanoke County. The book includes vintage images of businesses, churches, stores, farms, civic events, schools, orchards and rural life.  Harris is the pastor at Heights Community Church in Grandin Village, a former Roanoke City mayor and a past president of the Historical Society of Western Virginia.

 

Kelly

Board Member, Historical Society of Western Virginia Graduate: Hollins University, BA and MALS in English; Virginia Western Community College, AA in Business Administration Profession: Writer, editor