GRIVA takes an artistic turn with its first public program of 2011. Brent Morgan will present the story of Archibald Willard, the creator of the famous painting we know as the “Spirit of ’76.” Willard, born in 1836 in Ohio, joined the infantry and fought in the Civil War. His story presents another view of the Revolutionary War.

Brent Morgan is an active member of the Richmond Sons of the American Revolution, currently serving as the Registrar. His passion is researching genealogy for families. Brent is also the current Vice President of GRIVA, our Publicity Chairman, and co-chair with his wife Sharon of the GRIVA Fall Conference, which this year will feature Tom Jones.

Join us on March 22 at 1:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.