On Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., October 23, 2016, the Northumberland County Historical Society will welcome Dr. Fred Anderson who will discuss “Disturbers of the Peace – Those Noisy Troublesome People Called Baptists.”
Dr. Anderson was trained as a teacher, historian and librarian. He is a graduate of Berry College, the University of West Georgia and Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. In addition, Bluefield College awarded him an honorary doctor of letters. At present, he is the executive director of two Baptist organizations: the Virginia Baptist Historical Society where he has served for 37 years and the Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies. Both of these are located at the University of Richmond.
For 30 years, Dr. Anderson’s words have entered thousands of Baptist homes every week. He is a regular columnist for the Religious Herald, the Virginia Baptist newspaper. The Northern Neck has proved to be fertile grounds for many of his columns. Currently he is working on his eighteenth book on Baptist history. This recent one will detail the history of the Baptists in the Northern Neck.
Dr. Anderson is known for frequently presenting history through costumed portrayals of several Baptist heroes of yesteryear. He has spoken to delighted audiences, whether church or civic across the Northern Neck.
His family consists of his wife, Nancy, their two sons, two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren whom he declares are “all above average.”
The meeting will be held at the Society’s Ball Memorial Museum and Library, at 86 Back Street in Heathsville. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information, phone 580-8581 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.