RELIC Programs

All programs are presented at the Bull Run Regional Library, unless otherwise noted. To register for the following free programs, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.
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IDENTIFICATION AND CARE OF FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
Knowing the historic evolution of photographs and tracing the methods of photo publishing
is an important tool to help identify types of photographs, and the best way to care for them, based upon how they were produced. Learn about popular historic photographic methods — including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, glass plate negatives, and film negatives, and how improper handling can cause or further deterioration.
Presented by Dale Neighbors, Prints & Photographs Collection Coordinator, Special Collections for the Library of Virginia.
Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. @ Bull Run Regional Library
 
MANASSAS GAP RAILROAD INDEPENDENT LINE – A VIRTUAL TOUR
From 1851-1857, the Manassas Gap Railroad attempted to build an independent line running from Gainesville to Alexandria.  Although the line was never completed, the cuts and fills made in
preparation for it provided important protective embankments during the 2nd Battle of Manassas,
1862.  Clark Spitler has explored the complete route of the line and photographed surviving segments
of it, resulting in an illustrated book.  Join him for a virtual tour of this “unfinished railroad” line on
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
 
USING TECHNOLOGY TO ORGANIZE AND SHARE YOUR RESEARCH
RELIC’s Don Wilson will demonstrate some of the technical options available today for genealogy, including software programs, websites, and special equipment. Audience feedback and input to the program are encouraged.
Thursday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. (Repeated)
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PLEASE NOTE: We are always adding new programs.
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Please visit RELIC, in the rear of Bull Run Library, whenever the library is open, for staff assistance.