Leather Shoemaking in the Shoemaker Shop in Colonial Williamsburg. Shoemakers arrived in America in 1610.

The Virginia Forum is interdisciplinary and welcomes participation from scholars, teachers, and historical professionals in all fields. The Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences. The Virginia Forum is an annual event and is hosted by different universities and historical organizations around the state.

Our short film ‘Parker Sydnor Historical HighWay Marker’, had its first public viewing at the 2016 Virginia Forum

The short film titled “Parker Sydnor Log Cabin Site: Virginia Historical Highway Marker Dedication” was previewed at the 2016 Virginia Forum in Colonial Williamsburg. The film chronicles the public events surrounding the Virginia Historical Highway marker dedication for the historic log cabin in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

The film highlights the national and regional recognition of the Sydnor log cabin as a standing testimony to a people’s perseverance and survival skills. As a community oriented use-inspired research site that will be opened to the general public as well as public history enthusiasts, the historic site is ready for historic preservation and rehabilitation.


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