History conference open to public

The Yadkin Valley Historical Association invites all Civil War history buffs to participate in its 2015 Yadkin Valley History and Genealogy Fair and Conference. The conference will be held Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Yadkinville United Methodist Church, located at 204 W. Main St., Yadkinville.

The theme is Stoneman’s Raid (March-April 1865) in the Yadkin Valley, which includes the counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin; and anyone who is interested. This is a regional fair and conference and open to the public.

Chris Hartley, author, “Stoneman’s Raid 1865,” will discuss the purpose of Stoneman’s Raid and how well it succeeded. Ed and Sue Curtis, organizers, Salisbury Prison Symposium, will review the Salisbury Prison and its importance to the Raiders.

Registration (includes 2015 membership in the YVHA, an exhibit table, speakers fees, and lunch) is $15 and $20 at the door. Send registration to the Yadkin Valley Historical Association, Inc., Cathy Boyer, P.O. 12636, Winston-Salem, NC 27117, telephone 336-391-0324. Make check payable to YVHA.

For a registration form, go to rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncyadvha/.

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