Virginia Festival of the Book: If Buildings Could Talk

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A panel of local authors speaking in the City of Charlottesville Council Chambers on March 22, 2012.

Learn about the history of Jefferson’s Monticello, Keswick Hall and Grace Church. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. The program was introduced by Burt Zisk.

The Panel:

Rick Britton, author of Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler, is a Charlottesville-based author, historian, and cartographer. Having published more than 200 essays and articles, he is a frequent lecturer, radio commentator, and battlefield tour guide.

Patricia Castelli, author of The Story of Keswick Hall, pieced together one hundred years of long-buried history about an estate that became a country club and now a world-class hotel. She serves as resident historian at Keswick Hall.

Barclay Rives, author of A History of Grace Church, is an Albemarle County native. He concerns himself with horses, local history, and characters. All three figure in this book. He is a regular contributor to In & Around Horse Country and Virginia Sportsman.

Burt Zisk is a long-time moderator for the Virginia Festival of the Book, and a former Engineer who worked for GE. He is originally from New York but was brought up in Norfolk, Virginia.

The event was one of a series held during the Virginia Festival of the Book. The series was sponsored by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Audio for this event was provided courtesy Charlottesville TV10.