Pittsylvania History Center to Display Boots Beginning April 15
Ron Francis, Branch Manager of the Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library, announces that the late Capt. Fitz Neal, Jr.’s boots have just been received by the Center. “Capt. Neal’s boots will likely have a table-top display for the quarterly meeting of the Pittsylvania Historical Society here on April 15,” advises Francis. “Then we will move them to a Memorial Day-themed display to be featured in late May. After that, the boots will become a permanent part of the Veteran’s History Collection here at the Center.”
The Pittsylvania Historical Society’s quarterly meeting at the Center will occur at 7 p.m. on April 15. The public is welcome to the event. The occasion of the boots display is a 75th anniversary commemoration of Capt. Neal’s death in battle on April 29, 1944.
The Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library is a branch of the Pittsylvania County Public Library. The Center is located in the former Chatham railway station at 340 Whitehead Street, just off Depot Street, and is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and closed Sundays and Mondays. For further information about the Center, telephone (434) 432-8931.