WCA Offers Workshop for the Family Historian

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Do you have family artifacts, old photographs, and stories about your ancestors you’d like to preserve for future generations? Washington College Academy will offer a series of workshops for amateur genealogists, historians, and archivists covering the best practices for researching, collecting, and protecting your irreplaceable family treasures. 

Beginning 10 a.m., Saturday, February 18 at Washington College Academy in Limestone, Tenn. and continuing each Saturday through March 11 — the historic school will offer “Protecting the Past: Best practices for the family historian.” These four two-hour workshops will cover the basics of genealogy research, collecting oral histories, and preserving family artifacts.

Sessions one and two will teach participants how to research, record, and preserve oral histories, using industry standard nomenclature and methods. Session three will teach how to get started on genealogy research and the final session will discuss archival methods for documents, fabrics, and other artifacts.  

The workshops will be led by Dollie Boyd, director of museums at Tusculum College and Jim Wilson, chairman of the Watauga Association of Genealogists NE Tennessee. It will be held in the President’s House at Washington College Academy, located at 116 Doak Lane, Limestone, Tenn.

“I talk to lots of people who are very interested in learning about their family histories and preserving old documents and family heirlooms,” she said. “This workshop will provide good information on methods used by professionals to collect and preserve these treasures.” 

The cost for the four workshops will be $60 per person and class size is limited. To reserve a space, please contact Washington College Academy at (423) 257-5151 or email info@washingtoncollegeacademy.org.

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WCA Establishes GoFundMe Campaign

The WCA Board of Trustees has established a GoFundMe Campaign to help pay for restoration efforts, building maintenance, and material supplies for Washington College Academy.

“Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the school,” said Dr. Robert Cupp, president of WCA. “With those funds, we can perform much-needed repairs to the buildings and grounds as well as purchase equipment and materials to support our continuing educational programs.”

Those wishing to contribute can do so at:
http://www.gofundme.com/restore-washington-college-academy

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Sad News

It is with deep sadness that the Board of Trustees of Washington College Academy announces the passing of Dr. Robert Orr, WCA president in an automobile accident on June 23. Dr. Orr has been an ardent supporter and leader for the school for many years and had touched the lives of so many people. He was our leader and he will be missed.

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2nd Annual Civil War Weekend at WCA

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WCA will be host for the 2nd Annual Civil War Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Here is a complete schedule of events:

EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

9:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR THE EVENING .

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

9:00 AM CAMPS AND EVENT SITE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATIONS RE-OPENS
OFFICERS CALL, MORNING REPORTS DUE
PARTICIPANTS INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC

9:30 AM INDIVIDUAL DRILL FOR UNITS

11:00 AM LADIES TEA IN HARRIS HALL DINING AREA

2:00 PM TROOPS FORM FOR BATTLE AND WEAPONS
INSPECTION. REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR THE DAY

2:30 PM BATTLE

3:30 PM PASS AND REVIEW

4:30 PM CIVIL WAR MUSIC PROGRAM PRESENTED BY DR. ROBBERT ORR. TEMPLE AUDITORIUM
SITE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOLLOWING PROGRAM

MIDNIGHT LIGHTS OUT!!

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

8:00 AM REENACTOR BREAKFAST. LATE REGISTRATION OPENS

11:00 AM CHURCH SERVICE HISTORIC SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

NOON SITE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC.

1:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR THE EVENT

1:30 PM TROOPS FORM FOR BATTLE AND WEAPONS INSPECTION

2:00 PM BATTLE REGISTRATION CLOSES

3:00 PM PASS AND REVIEW

CAMPS BREAK AND SITE CLOSES FOLLOWING PASS AND REVIEW.

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Ribbon Cutting for Masonry Program

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May 20, 2016 · 3:19 pm

WCA Announces Spring 2016 Courses

Washington College Academy announces its slate of courses for Spring 2016, including two new email correspondence courses for adults looking to expand their education.

“East Tennessee In the Civil War” will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings, April 5, 12, and 19 at the President’s House on the WCA Campus.

“The Meaning of Christ” will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings, April 26, May 3, 10, and 17 at the President’s House on the WCA Campus.

Individual Instruction in Music,” “Music Ensemble,” and “Individual Instruction in Art” courses are also available.

New this semester are two courses to be taught through email correspondence. “Pioneer East Tennessee” and “The MidEast Conflict” will allow students to participate through readings and email, while the classes will meet just one time at the end for a broad discussion about the topics.

For more information about classes available at WCA, visit WashingtonCollegeAcademy.org or call Dr. Robert Orr at (423) 257-3294.

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Campus Work Day announced

Hello, everyone.

Washington College Academy will hold a work day for interested alumni on March 26 at the Pence Science Building. We are preparing the building for our new brick masonry program. We invite everyone to come down and help. Email info@washingtoncollegeacademy.org for more info.

 

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