Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GRIVA's Annual Conference: October 20, 2012

The Genealogical Research of Virginia (GRIVA) is hosting its annual conference on Saturday, October 20, in Midlothian. Their guest speaker is Maureen Taylor, aka "The Photo Detective." Maureen is the author of the wonderful book The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War GenerationTheir web site is

The regular cost of attendance for non-members is $55.  However, thanks to our member and GRIVA president Brent Morgan, they have arranged a special rate for ARRT-Richmond members who might wish to hear Maureen Taylor speak about her research.  The cost for ARRT members is $20 for the lecture only.  Of course, you’re most welcome to pay for and attend the entire day at the regular rate.  They would be happy to have you join them.

If you’re interested in this unique opportunity, please send your check for $20, payable to GRIVA, to:

Brent Morgan
9091 Pantego Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

They would appreciate your early preregistration for planning purposes.  You should plan to arrive between 9:00 and 9:30, with the program starting at 9:30.  Maureen will speak on “The Last Muster: Photographs and Stories from the American Revolution” at 9:45.  Any questions can be directed to Brent at

Philadelphia Tour Blog

Karen Chase recently toured Philadelphia with Bill Ochester, president of the local ARRT chapter. Here's a link to her blog and pictures:

And I can personally vouch for both the food and atmosphere at City Tavern. No visit to Philly is complete without at least one visit.