Library Events

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Lectures, Seminars, Classes & Tours 

The Thomas Balch Library offers a full range of events, including lectures by authors, seminars on genealogy and historic research, walking tours of downtown Leesburg, and other special events.  

Also, be sure to check out our rotating and digital exhibits.

Other Library Events

From the Revolution to the 1940 Census: Weather and Family History (with a nod to natural disasters)

Constance Potter

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why a family moved.  Could the weather or a natural disaster have played a part? In this lecture you may get clues from hurricanes, floods, and volcanoes. Constance Potter, a reference archivist at the National Archives prior to her retirement in 2014, has lectured on a number of topics including the federal census, World War I, Laura Ingalls Wilder, women in the American Revolution, and weather and family history.

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