Please note: tickets are required to attend this event.
Come learn more about the Presidential Records Act, how the emergence of new technologies affects how presidential records are kept, and what to make of private email servers and messaging apps. Join WWPL President and CEO Robin von Seldeneck as she interviews former Archivist of the United States, The Honorable Dr. Don W. Wilson. This event is broadcast live on ZOOM and will air at 7:oopm on January 14, 2021. This event is "Pay What You Will" with a suggested amount of $15.00.
Come learn more about the Presidential Records Act, how the emergence of new technologies affects how presidential records are kept, and what to make of private email servers and messaging apps. Join WWPL President and CEO Robin von Seldeneck as she interviews former Archivist of the United States, The Honorable Dr. Don W. Wilson.
An expert in Presidential Libraries, Wilson was appointed the seventh Archivist of the
United States by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. Wilson has significant experience in
Presidential Libraries; he was the first Executive Director of the George H.W. Bush
Presidential Library Foundation, the Founding Director of the Gerald Ford Presidential
Library, and was the Associate Director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.
Additionally, Wilson served as the President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential
Library from 2009-2015. This is a “Pay What You Will” event, with a suggested amount of
$15. Participants must pre-register. Please go to www.woodrowwilson.org to register. A
link to the program will be provided to you after registration.
This series is named in honor of Lt. Colonel Evarts W. Opie, Jr., who served on the Board of
Trustees the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library for many years and was President of the Board
from 1993 to 1999.
Opie was the long time president and publisher of Staunton newspaper, The News Leader. He
served as president of the Virginia Press Association and chairman of Associated Press Newspapers.
Additionally, Opie served in the Virginia National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 27
He was civic leader in the Staunton community. In addition to Opie’s work with the Woodrow
Wilson Presidential Library, he held leadership roles with various nonprofit organizations,
including: president of the Staunton Rotary Club; chairman of the board for the local Salvation
Army; and president of the local YMCA. He was a charter board member of the Frontier Culture
Museum of Virginia and was a lifelong member and vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church in
Opie passed away in 2011 but his legacy of service to others lives on today.
Create an account or login below to leave your name alongside your comment or reaction