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Tag: Augusta County Historical Society
The American Shakespeare Center proudly announces a new exhibit at the Augusta County Historical Society Gallery in the R.R. Smith Center in Staunton.
A close friend of Virginia’s Revolutionary War heroes Patrick Henry and George Washington, Catharine “Kitty” Littlefield Greene, was known as a vivacious flirt who could be brutally honest.
A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources highlighting the years that Anna Mary Robertson Moses – known to the world as Grandma Moses for her Primitive American style of painting – spent with her husband and children in Augusta County will be dedicated this week.
On Saturday, May 3, the last day of Virginia Garden Week, a recently completed Memorial Garden will be dedicated at the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art in downtown Staunton.
At the Spring Meeting of the Augusta County Historical Society, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, a Staunton native and former commander of the Stonewall Brigade will speak on the frequently honored fighting unit, and ongoing efforts to remember those who served.
CW 150 Legacy Project staff will be visiting Staunton on Friday, March 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Staunton Public Library.
Award-winning numismatist Philip I. Mossman, MD, will present a program on “The Money of Colonial Virginia” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the R. R. Smith Center in Staunton.
Award-winning numismatist Philip I. Mossman will present a program on “The Money of Colonial Virginia” 7 p.m. February 13 and 20 at the R. R. Smith Center in Staunton. The presentations are part of the popular Stuart Talk series presented by the Augusta County Historical Society.
The Augusta County Historical Society launches an exhibit, a lecture, and a book signing at the Smith Center on Thursday, January 23 to celebrate the history of newspapers in this community.
On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. until noon, the Augusta County Historical Society is sponsoring Staunton storyteller and folk musician Bill Wellington in a program on the second floor of the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art. Wellington is hoping that his program, “Poetic Justice,” will finally give this Revolutionary patriot his just due.
As our nation looks back on that defining period of the Civil War – a history played out 150 years ago – it is sometimes too complex to grasp. The reality is that the history of that tragic war is actually comprised of millions of unique stories, some told on the battlefield and some on the homefront. One family’s history in that war will be the topic of the Augusta County Historical Society’s Fall Meeting to be held Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. at Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church in Fort Defiance.
Train enthusiasts and anyone seeking a nostalgic look at a vanished rural America will enjoy the “Life Along the Line” exhibit currently on display in the History Gallery at the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art.
The traditional craft of distilling whiskey came from Ireland in the 1730s, with the earliest settlers in Augusta County. Making whiskey became a routine way to get grain and corn crops to market compactly and profitably. Before the Civil War there were sizable commercial distilleries in the area, with two of the best known near Middlebrook.