Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Thursday, July 09, 2020

2018 Winter Lecture Series

January 14, 2018

 "Butterfly Journeys, Near and Far”


Mark Adams

Presentation will feature many of his butterfly photographs from Virginia well as from recent trips to the Peruvian Andes and southern Ghana.  
February 11, 2018
(Note change of speaker for this date)

“The Goons of August: The Origins of the First World War" 

Peter Coogan

March 11, 2018

“Hoops, Corsets, and Yankee Soldiers: How Women Lived in 1860

Beatrice Iceman


                                                                                                    Learn about Southern life and some women who lived it 150 years ago.  Listen to how women changed history.  Hear the amazing story of a Franklin County wife who single-handedly stopped a troop of 100 Union soldiers and saved countless Confederate lives.  See authentic examples of clothing and jewelry.


April 8, 2018

 "Camera Trapping at Claytor Nature Study"

Ben Shrader

The Series is sponsored by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park.  All lectures are held at the Discovery Center at the State Park and all presentations are from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Sundays.  A single ticket is $7.  A season ticket is $18.  Two season tickets are $32.  The price includes the parking fee.  All ticket are paid for at the door.  For more information call Smith Mountain Lake State Park, 540-297-6066.