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Sweet Discourse: God's Wayward Boy: The Life and Times of The Rev'd Charles Minnigerode
Our Sweet Discourse for this month will take us out of the familiar 18th century into the drama of the 19th century. The American Civil War had great influence on the physical, spiritual and emotional landscape in our area.
    While Charles Minnegerode is known locally for introducing the Christmas tree here, his career carried him into the heart of the Confederate Capitol and his role as Pastor and confidante to many of the stars in that Southern galaxy. Known for excellent preaching and teaching, his sermons are still available. Join us as we learn about his adventures and influence!
    The evening will begin with coffee and cookies at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 19, followed by the program at 7pm.  Plan now to attend what promises to be a highly informative and interesting event!
    Our guest speaker, Robert F. Doares, is a native of southeastern North Carolina and a graduate of Davidson College and Ohio University. He spent much of the first decade of his career in Europe as a teacher for the Austrian-American Friendship Society of Vienna and director of international studies for Davidson College in Germany. He lived for a time in France, where he first began collecting porcelain, chiefly that of Paris and Limoges. Upon returning to North Carolina in the 1980s, Bob took up the avocation of historic preservation and won the National Trust for Historic Preservation's highest award for rural preservation work. In 1997, after two decades as a teacher of European languages, he joined the research and education department of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia, where he recently retired after twenty years of service.
    In 2005, Bob turned the literature on nineteenth-century French porcelain upside down with the publication of Haviland Porcelain Design and Décor 1845-1865. The book, co-authored with Barbara Wood, shed new light on the marketing and use of French porcelain in the antebellum South.
Last Published: May 22, 2019 10:53 AM