MECC Lecture Series: Dr. Lawrence Fleenor – SWVA In The American Revolution
Discussion of the American Revolution & Chief Benge in the frontier of Southwest Virginia. Learn more about how the Cherokee/Scots-Irish warrior terrorized the region and his ultimate demise in Wise County. Recorded in Big Stone Gap, VA on July 15, 2020.
MECC Lecture Series: Bruce Robinette – MECC Siting Dilemma
Bruce Robinette was appointed by the late Governor Glenwood Holton to locate a spot for a community college in far Southwest Virginia. Robinette discusses the site development and the difficulties in securing a location for what is now Mountain Empire Community College. Recorded in Big Stone Gap, VA on 4/7/22.
MECC Lecture Series: Dr. Lawrence Fleenor – French and Indian War
Explores how the Virginia frontier, and specifically the wilderness of Southwest Virginia, was influenced by the French and Indian War. Recorded in Duffield, VA on 1/21/22.
MECC Lecture Series:Bruce Robinette- Economic Development in far SWVA The Early Years
Former Lenowisco Planning District Executive Director Bruce Robinette discussed early to mid-20th century economic development in far Southwest Virginia. Recorded in Duffield, VA on 1/21/22.