RFM Winter Lecture Series

2017 RFM Lecture Series Announced!


February 6, 2017 – 7 pm

Historic Linkages Between Old Colony (Plymouth) and the Old Dominion  – Lt. Col. Will Gwilliam

On Monday, February 6th Lt. Col. Will Gwilliam will talk about Linkages between the Old Colony (Plymouth) and the Old Dominion using genealogy. As Lt. Col. Gwilliam says: “When told as Folk Stories, they become fabric for a quilt of our past adding color and warmth.”


March 6, 2017 – 7 pm

The Amish Rebel – Preston Nuttall

Mr. Preston Nuttall, a Civil War historian, will host an in-depth lecture featuring his new book – The Amish Rebel.


April 3, 2017 – 7 pm

Anatomy of a Banking Scandal:The Keystone Bank Failure-Harbinger of the 2008 Financial Crisis – Robert Pasley

The April lecture will feature Robert S. Pasley, former attorney at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and retired from federal service as assistant director of the Enforcement and Compliance Division. Mr. Pasley will discuss his recently published book entitled Anatomy of a Banking Scandal – The Keystone Bank Failure-Harbinger of the 2008 Financial Crisis.  In Anatomy of a Banking Scandal, Mr. Pasley documents the true story of a small community bank that for three years was listed as the most profitable large community bank, then became one of the largest bank failures of all time because it was all fraud. Cooking the books and embezzlement are just part of the cover up story.  All this occurred before the term “sub-prime” gained notoriety in the 2008 financial crash and before The Big Short.


May 1, 2017 – 7 pm



All lectures begin promptly at 7 pm and are held at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville, VA.

The Museum politely requests a $5.00 donation. Light refreshments will be served. We welcome everyone across the Northern Neck and beyond to join us for another season of memorable evenings. 

If you have any questions, please call the RFM office at 804/453-6529.