Alfred Waud - Civil War Artist

Thursday, August 15th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Stafford County Administrative Center
1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22556 United States

With Jane Conner.

Join us for an informative presentation on Civil War artist, Alfred Waud, by Jane Conner.  Alfred Waud was an American artist and illustrator, born and raised in London, England. He is most notable for the lively and detailed sketches of scenes from the Civil War, which he covered as a press correspondent.  His drawings captured the war’s dramatic intensity and furnished him with a reputation as one of the preeminent artist-journalists of his era.

Jane Conner was the citizen most responsible for saving Government Island and was one of the leaders in saving Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home. Author of Birthstone of the White House and Capitol, Lincoln in Stafford, and Sinners, Saints and Soldiers in Civil War Stafford, she has donated all proceeds to the historical society’s museum fund. A five-time past President of the historical society, she also lectures extensively, serves on the historical commission and heads an educator committee which integrates Stafford history into Virginia’s Standards of Learning. A recipient of the National Conservation Award of the Daughters of the American Revolution, her congressional testimony was vital to national recognition of Government Island and her scholarship and activism to its establishment as a park.


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