NEW KENT – On November 2, local authors will band together for a Book Sale and Book Signing at the Rose & Crown Tavern from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Local authors include: Dallas Oslin, Jr – New Kent County Virginia in 1863, Stran Trout – General J. E. B. Stuart's Ride Around the Union Army on June 13-14, 1862, Last of the White House, New Kent Courthouse District, etc., William Palmer – The Battle of Eltham's Landing, The Dead At Eltham's Landing, West Point: Civil War Concentration Camp, etc; and Camilla Tramuel and Lavonne Allen, of Allen-N-Tramuel Books – Confederate Soldier and Widow Pension Records for NK, United States Colored (USCT) Troops Born in NK, and Heritage of African Americans in NK, Volume 1, Early Education – Colored Schools.
These books are a must-have for everyone and anyone interested in New Kent history. This event is in conjunction with the NK History Quilt Raffle sponsored by the NK Historical Society on that same day.
Come out and enjoy some of NK's finest cuisine at the Rose & Crown while you wait patiently for your name to be called as the winner of the "much wanted" quilt. If you have not seen this hand-sewn quilt and would like a sneak peek, it will be on display and raffle tickets will be sold until the drawing at 4:00 pm.
The Rose & Crown Tavern is located next to the NK courthouse. The proceeds from this raffle will be used for the first New Kent Historical Society Scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior in May/June of 2014.