(Left to Right: Terry Rensel; Tim Talbott; Tom Van Winkle.)
On June 7, 2022, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust's board president and the staff met in Ted Schubel's studio for a special radio interview about local history and the latest updates on battlefield preservation.
Ted Schubel introduced and welcomed Tim Talbott to the Fredericksburg area, asking about his background, recent move, and new role as Chief Administrative Officer. CVBT Board President Tom Van Winkle spoke about the importance of grassroots effort of preservation and the challenges of saving history “in the backyard.” He also provided updates on recent preservation successes and a pair of partnerships with the American Battlefield Trust. Terry Rensel, CVBT’s executive director, followed along those themes talking about the importance of being able to walk the ground that history happen on, as well as previewed the upcoming CVBT Annual Conference, scheduled for September 30 through October 2.
Recent preservation projects discussed included the Beckham and Dowdall's Tavern tracts on Route 3; Todd's Tavern at Brock and Catharpin roads; Fawn Lake on the Orange Plank Road in the Wilderness; as well as additional preservation at Myer's Hill in Spotsylvania. CVBT is grateful for the time in the studio to chat about preservation, local history, and their latest news on the Town Talk radio hour. We hope the community enjoyed the program as much as we enjoyed working with Ted Schubel to create this on-air conversation.
The entire Town Talk segment for June 7, 2022, is archived and available