Thursday, October 27, 2011

Local Author Discusses Lewis Ginter

"Brian Burns tells the story of the man who was the first major marketer of the hand-rolled cigarette in the United States, developed the streetcar suburb of Ginter Park (and helped bring Union Theological Seminary, now Union Presbyterian Seminary, there) and built The Jefferson Hotel. And Burns does more. By using many original sources, he writes of details of Ginter's life that even longtime Richmond-history buffs may not know." --Richmond Times-Dispatch

Local author Brian Burns will be visiting RPL locations during the next three upcoming Saturdays to talk about his new book, Lewis Ginter: Richmond's Gilded Age Icon. Mr. Burns will share the evolution of his passion for Lewis Ginter. He will also discuss his research in uncovering Ginter's phenomenal career along with his inspiring, lifelong devotion to Richmond and its welfare.

Learn more about this Richmond icon and discover how Brian Burns delved into the fascinating life of Lewis Ginter. This program is scheduled at three branches on the following days:
  • Main Library  -  Saturday, October 29th  -  2-3 PM
  • Ginter Park Library  -  Saturday, November 5th   -  2-3 PM
  • West End Library  -  Saturday, November 12th  -  2-3 PM

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