Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 Winter Lecture Series

January 14, 2018

 "Butterfly Journeys, Near and Far”


Mark Adams

Presentation will feature many of his butterfly photographs from Virginia well as from recent trips to the Peruvian Andes and southern Ghana.  
February 11, 2018

“Guilty or Innocent?  Revisiting the Sam Shepherd and OJ Simpson Murder Trials”

Mary Atwell

She plans to talk about the two twentieth century murder trials: Husbands accused of murdering their wives; sensational media coverage; questionable courtroom tactics; possible evidence tampering. How can we sort out guilt or innocence in the cases.
March 11, 2018

“The Goons of August: The Origins of the First World War"

Peter Coogan


April 8, 2018

 "Camera Trapping at Claytor Nature Study"

Ben Shrader

The Series is sponsored by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park.  All lectures are held at the Discovery Center at the State Park and all presentations are from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Sundays.  A single ticket is $7.  A season ticket is $18.  Two season tickets are $32.  The price includes the parking fee.  All ticket are paid for at the door.  For more information call Smith Mountain Lake State Park, 540-297-6066.