Virtual Books & Brews January 27, 2020

Jan 13, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2020 at 3pm, WMRA's Books & Brews features author Mary Lyons, author of The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia, joined by a small panel, discussing the history and use of the newly reopened Blue Ridge Tunnel and Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail system.

Panelists include:

Dwayne Jones - Director of Waynesboro City Parks and Recreation

Claire Richardson - Director of Nelson County Parks and Recreation 

The program will be available to attend through Zoom (registration link coming) and broadcast on Facebook Live through the WMRA Facebook page.

Signed copies of the books discussed are available now from Stone Soup Books, which include The Blue Ridge Tunnel, The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad, and Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad.

WMRA's Books & Brews series is sponsored by Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

While this is a virtual gathering, we deeply appreciate our ongoing partnership with Pale Fire Brewing Company, and will return to holding our events at the taproom once it is safe to gather in person.

Mary E. Lyons, a former teacher and librarian, became a full-time writer in 1993. She is the author of The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia, The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad, and Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad. She is also the author of nineteen books for young readers published by Scribner, Atheneum, Henry Holt, Houghton Mifflin and Oxford University Press. Born and raised in the American South, she holds dual Irish and US citizenships. She and her husband, Paul, are members of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation and live in Charlottesville, Virginia.