So, you think you can blog?
Then be a Blanton Scholar!
The Virginia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Wyndham B. Blanton Scholars Forum will be held July 22–24, 2010. All Virginia high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply! The theme of the 2010 forum will be “The Changing Face of Virginia.” You will be able to let everyone know how you think your community and Virginia has changed through the new Virginia Historical Society blog! That’s right, we are letting you help with our blog! You will be able to show Virginia what is special about your hometown. You can use video, photographs, writings, or even drawings to describe your perception of your community.
During the forum, you will have an opportunity to interact with museum staff and help develop video content that will be included in the online exhibition for The Story of Virginia: An American Experience. How cool is that? And you will also be specially recognized at the 2010 J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr. lecture in October where you will be able to meet and talk with the speaker. Past speakers have included Ken Burns, Frank Deford, David McCullough, and Cokie Roberts. Check out other past speakers here.
So, if you want to get creative, write some blogs, and make some videos, then apply online.
During your three days at the museum, you will stay overnight at Virginia Commonwealth University. And yes, let your parents know that you will be supervised. All expenses will be covered.