Monthly Lecture Series

3rd Thurs. of the month, from Sept. - April, 7PM
at the Mathews Maritime Museum


Mar. 21, 2019 - Dr. Wesley Wilson presents the story of African American watermen, Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes, who were quite involved in the transportation of wounded Union soldiers from around Richmond to the White House, down the Pamunkey and York Rivers to a Hospital ship anchored off Gloucester Pt. They transported thousands under cover of darkness.

Mr. Wilson is a retired Lt. Colonel Army combat aviator having served as a helicopter gunship pilot. He has a PhD in Historical Research from William & Mary, is president of the T.C. Walker/Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation and the executive director of the historic Gloucester school’s rehabilitation project. He is also a court certified provider of arbitration services.

The public is invited to enjoy this free presentation!  




Feb. 21, 2019 - Carol and John McCormack share their Road Scholar Trip to the WWII D-Day beaches in France, including a painting made during the D-Day landing, and “TOP SECRET” landing charts. Carol is a retired teacher and currently works at Mathews Memorial Library as the Head of Youth Services. John is a retired VP with Westinghouse and Consultant with Yukon, an International Training Company.