The Friends of Preston Library’s Spring Program will feature Dr. Charles Bodie as its speaker March 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turman Room. Dr. Bodie recently completed Remarkable Rockbridge: The Story of a Virginia County. The title of his talk will be “The Ties that Bind: Reflections on the Post and the Town.” Please join us for an interesting and engaging historical walk through the history of Lexington and VMI.
Charles A. Bodie received his B.A. at the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in American history at Indiana University. He taught in the history department at VMI and has published articles and several manuscript guides to Virginia counties, including that of Rockbridge. He is currently working on a biography of Virginia Governor James McDowell, an antebellum native of Rockbridge.
Refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale and signature by the author.