Schedule of Events
- A W&L reissue of the 1929
book General Robert E. Lee After Appomattox, edited by the late Franklin
L. Riley, a W&L history professor from 1914-1929.
- A broadside featuring a poem
about Lee by R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Review.
- Articles about Lee in the undergraduate
and law alumni magazines and in Shenandoah.
- The Lee Family Papers Project,
based at W&L and led by Frank Grizzard, formerly of the George Washington
Papers at the University of Virginia.
- DVD on Lee’s years at
Washington College and his influence on American education (pending funds).
- Original Lee manuscripts,
Boatwright Room, Leyburn Library (January 2007).
Lee,” Wilson Hall (grand opening Jan. 19, 2007).
- “Lee the Educator,”
Lee’s Office, Lee Chapel (May 2007).
- “Not Unmindful
of the Future,” reinstallation, Lee Chapel Main Gallery (May 2007).
- “The Washington-Custis-Lee
Family Connections,” Lee Chapel & Museum (October 2007).
- Taking advantage of
the exhibition about Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant (sponsored by the
Virginia Historical Society and the New-York Historical Society and co-curated
by William Rasmussen ’68, Lora M. Robins Curator of Art at the Virginia
Historical Society), W&L will host alumni chapter functions at all venues
currently planned: the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond (exhibition
opening in October 2007); the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; the
New-York Historical Society, New York City; the Museum of Southern History,
Houston; and the Atlanta History Center.
- Alumni College Campus Program,
“Parallel Lives: Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant” (July
- Convocation 2006: Former W&L
President Robert E. R. Huntley ’50, ’57L will include remarks
on 2the anniversary of Lee’s birth, his importance to W&L and
his educational legacy (Sept. 6, 2006).
- “Robert E. Lee—Shades
of Gray,” a play written and performed by Tom Dugan and including
the premiere of new material about Lee’s presidency of W&L (Jan.
- Discussion by Professors
Ted Delaney and Holt Merchant on how Lee is viewed today, Staniar Gallery
of Wilson Hall (Jan. 11, 2007).
- Founder's Day address by W&L Trustee Robert Grey '76L
(Jan. 19, 2007).
- First public reading of "Lee in Winter," a 200th
anniversary commemorative poem by R.T. Smith, editor of Shenandoah: The
Washington and Lee Review, in the Staniar Gallery of Wilson Hall (Jan.
- Lee birthday parties at alumni
chapters throughout the country, possibly featuring guests and speakers
from W&L (January and February 2007).
- Special Anniversary Lee Memorial
Program (Oct. 8, 2007).
- Special merchandise
available through the W&L Bookstore.
- A gift for new students
in 2006, reflecting Lee’s role at W&L.