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 2017 Class: Richmond on the James, 1700-1860

Some of the topics we will cover:
  • The river and its basin
  • Agriculture
  • The Revolution
  • Neighborhoods and city planning
  • Social life
  • Turnpikes, canals, and railroads
  • Slavery and the slave trade
  • Immigration
  • Coal and iron industries
  • Politics
  • Engineering operations around Richmond in the Civil War
The class will have a relaxed conversational approach with lots of discussion and question/answer time.

About 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.  
Mr. Dickinson 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.

Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 24, Monday, Oct. 30, Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Luck Leadership Center | 2010 Café
Cost: $75.00 
Online registration only


Past Programs

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  • BUILD and 3D Printing

    Fall 2015
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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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