Welcome to the Lovettsville Historical Society Official Website.
We are committed to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Town of Lovettsville and the surrounding area known as "The German Settlement". Displayed are various artifacts, photographs, documentation, household articles, tools, genealogy and other historical information pertaining to the local history within the Lovettsville Museum. Plan your next outing to visit the museum, attend our monthly events and lectures or arrange a group tour. The Lovettsville Historical Society offers research resources and assistance.

2015 Lecture Series

Thrown Gauntlet: Blazer's Scouts and Mosby in the Shenandoah

Sunday, July 12 at 2:00

by Darl L. Stephenson

The author of Headquarters in the Brush: Blazer's Independent Union Scouts will join us to tell the story of a select group of scouts and sharpshooters created in 1863 to fight the bushwhackers in the mountains of West Virginia and  who are charged by Gen. Philip Sheridan to take on John Mosby and his partisan Rangers. This lecture will take place at historic St. James UCC in Lovettsville.


Upcoming Lectures:

August 9 -- "Hex Signs: the History and the Mystery" presented by Lovettsville folk artist Kara Mueller. Kara will discuss the history of the barn/hex sign and its modern and magical revitalization.

September 20 -- "Luther H. Potterfield and the Lovettsville Potterfields: A Divided Family" -- Edward Spannaus, Vice-president of the Lovettsville HIstorical Society, will follow up the April Mobberly lecture, with a talk on the life of Luther H. Potterfield, who played a key role in the effort to capture or kill John Mobberly, and who then spent decades seeking compensation for the burning of his barn by Mobberly sympathizers.  The talk will include background on the Battenfeld/Potterfield family, who came to this area in the early 1770s, and how they became deeply divided by the time of the Civil War, with some fighting for the Confederacy, and some for the Union.

November 8 -- The 250-year history of Lovettsville's New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, a program presented by the New Jerusalem 250th Anniversary Committee.


Mark Your Calendar

Annual Meeting: Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 at the Lovettsville Museum.

In the News:

Cub Scouts Visit Lovettsville Museum


The Museum at Christmas



Visit our museum containing many artifacts, historical documents and library.

Peruse our many resources for information on local history and link to the wealth of knowledge imparted by our surrounding historical centers.

Support the local heritage that began this and neighboring communities to help enrich our knowledge and that of our children.
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