Chamberlayne Scholars Education Program specifically created for St. Christopher’s alumni, parents, and friends. The programs are intended to provide opportunities for lifelong learning and to promote greater interaction between friends and fellow Saints.

Fall 2019

Dates: October 29, November 5, 12, 19
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wilton Hall, Middle School Room 5
Cost: $80

The Seven Days: Struggle for Richmond, 1862

Instead of focusing on the Union and Confederate high commands, and military operations of the Seven Days' Battles around Richmond in June and July 1862, the class will trace these events through the eyes and stories of participants caught up in the vortex of war, men and women often overlooked in traditional campaign studies.

Our Instructor:
Cliff Dickinson, Middle School History teacher, came to STC in 1984. A graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania where he also received his M.A. in History, he received a B.A. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. His graduate work was in Civil War history and as part of his summer coursework, he traveled to every major battlefield in the country with a select group of graduate students.

Mr. Dickinson spent fifteen summers as an interpreter and ranger with the National Park Service and completed three historical landscape studies of Richmond area battlefields for NPS. For nine summers, Mr. Dickinson was employed by the Museum of the Confederacy, cataloging its extensive map collection and numerous manuscript collections. He has also served as a consultant for preservation organizations and environmental engineering firms on Civil War engineering and fortifications.

The life and times of George Washington has always been an area of personal interest to Mr. Dickinson, and he has invested a lot of time over the years studying and researching this historic period.

In 2002, Mr. Dickinson received the Carl J. Koenig Award for Faculty Excellence and currently holds the Thomas R. Towers History Chair.

Past Programs

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  • Richmond on the James, 1700-1860

    Fall 2017 
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  • BUILD and 3D Printing

    Fall 2015 and Spring 2018
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  • George Washington's World

    Spring 2015
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  • Why is the Bible the number-one-selling book in the world and has been for decades?

    Fall 2014
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  • 9/11 to Now

    Fall 2013
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