Bassett Historical Center

Tuesday, November 14 at 10:30am:  Bob Vogler will present a program entitledBERNARDO DE GALVEZ AND SPAIN’S ROLE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION”.  Spain is America’s forgotten ally during the Revolutionary War and Bernardo de Galvez is arguably its most successful general having never been defeated by the British during his Gulf Coast Campaign.   Spain contributed supplies, money, material, ships, and manpower as a “co-belligerent” during the war.  This program is a concise summary of Spain’s assistance which helped to secure the independence of the United States.   This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room.

Baseball Collectibles and Memorabilia

Tuesday, October 3 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon:  Baseball season is not over yet, as we still have the playoffs and World Series to go.  “BASEBALL COLLECTIBLES AND MEMORABILIA” presented by Teddy Compton will be featured at Bassett Historical Center on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 9am until noon.  This collection runs from the 1930s to present day and features baseball cards, bats, gloves, and other types of baseball collectibles.  This exhibit is free and open to the public and will be displayed in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room.

Discovering Your Roots - Genealogy Classes

A series of classes on "Discovering Your Roots" - genealogical research - will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bassett Historical Center on each Tuesday in September 2017. Genealogy 1 and Genealogy 2, offered on 5 September and 12 September respectively, are for those just beginning their family research and will cover the basics of research and the materials available at the Center. Genealogy 3 and Genealogy 4, offered on 19 September and 26 September respectively, will cover the use of several different genealogical websites. In order to benefit from the 3rd and 4th classes, participants will need to have taken the first two classes and/or have a basic understanding of computer use. There is no charge for the classes which will be conducted by Cindy (Hubbard) Headen, Genealogy Assistant at the Bassett Historical Center. Cindy is a graduate of Fieldale-Collinsville High School, Roanoke Bible College (now Mid-Atlantic Christian University) and Elizabeth City State University. She has been doing genealogical research for over 19 years and has worked at the Historical Center for 12 years. When you sign up for Genealogy 1, you will automatically be signed up for the other three classes. The classes are limited to 12 people, so call the Historical Center to reserve a spot. (276-629-9191).