3 p.m.: "Sharing Memories of Glenwood"
Glenwood was built in 1852 by James Laidley on a 366-acre tract. Laidley, founder of the Charleston newspaper The Western Register, was in 1857 forced by financial reversals to sell the house to George W. Summers. In 1978, Summers' great-granddaughter, Lucy Quarrier, deeded it to the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, which later became part of Marshall University.
Glenwood is now owned and maintained by the Historical Glenwood Foundation, which formerly was the Marshall University Graduate College Foundation.
"It provides a unique history into the complex history of Charleston, the Kanawha Valley and West Virginia," Lassiter said. "Much of the estate's history is contained in the documents and materials at Glenwood."
An objective of the Glenwood Project is to facilitate public engagement in a variety of ways, including an archival database, public workshops and seminars, development of the Marshall University Graduate Humanities curriculum, and other activities.
The Glenwood Project is funded through a partnership with the West Virginia Humanities Council, Council of West Virginia Archaeology, Kanawha Valley Historical and Preservation Society, Historic Glenwood Foundation, Marshall University Graduate School of Education and Professional Development and Marshall University College of Liberal Arts.
For additional information, call 304-746-1923 or email lassi...@marshall.edu.