Wythe County Educator, Jacob Spraker, will be speaking at the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum’s Allied Dinner Series: The United Kingdom on Saturday, August 4th. Spraker will present “To War? An Open Question!,” an interactive presentation which seeks to illustrate that actions taken by the United Kingdom and Germany pulled America toward war against both countries, why the US eventually settled on Germany as the world aggressor, and the role the Wilsons had on unfolding events.
Spraker is a former volunteer at the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum and associate of the Town of Wytheville Department of Museums. He currently lives and works in Southwest Virginia as an adjunct instructor of history at Virginia Highlands Community College and a middle school teacher of civics and history at Rural Retreat Middle School. He received Bachelor degrees in social science and history from Radford University and a Master’s degree in history from Virginia Tech.
The Allied Dinner Series honors the legacy of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson and celebrates the centennial of World War I. The menu for the evening includes: English Summer Salad, Bangers & Mash w/ Onion Gravy, Sherry Trifle, and wine and beverage pairings. Additional Allied Dinners feature France on September 22nd, and Italy on October 27th. All events take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bolling Wilson Hotel in Downtown Wytheville. Tickets can be purchased at the museum’s website at www.edithbollingwilson.org/allied.
The Allied Dinner Series is funded in part by the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program, Downtown Wytheville, The Bolling Wilson Hotel, Graze on Main, the Wytheville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dr. James & Deborah Kemper, Betty Evans, and Anonymous.
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
If you would like to schedule a pre-arranged tour, please email or call at least one week prior to your date to visit.
Call: (276) 223-3484
145 E. Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382
The museum is located in the heart of historic downtown Wytheville.
There is no admission fee for individuals to visit the museum or tour the birthplace home; however, donations are greatly appreciated!
Groups of 10 or more, please call ahead for information and arrangements.