2023 Lectures

Sunday, Nov. 12 — ” Native Plants in the Lovettsville Area: Our Historic Natural Environment” with Curtis Adams.

Sunday, Oct. 8 — “Fashioning the Funeral: Civil War Mourning Wear and Customs” with Kelly Wenner White.

Sunday, Sept. 10 — “A Tale of Two Raids, Jeb Stuart’s Christmas Raid and the Raid He Never Made,” with Robert O’Neill.

Sunday, August 13 – “Loudoun on the Eve of the American Revolution: A Patchwork Quilt of Diversity.”  A Loudoun Virginia 250 Committee presentation, with Rich Gillespie. A previous recording of this lecture on the Visit Loudoun website can by viewed here. Note: you will be asked to provide your email address and first and last names to gain access.

Sunday, July 9 — “Slavery in the German Settlement: A Symposium” (not recorded)

Sunday, June 11 — “The Life, Death, and Resurrection of St. Paul’s Church, Between the Hills,” presented by Pastor Roland England and others. We will explore the history of this notable church, from its founding in the 1830s, to its role during the Civil War, tthrough its closing in 1970, and its reopening in 2000 as St. Paul’s Community Church. (not recorded)

Sunday, May 21 — “First Explorer,” by Peter H. Michael. In 1704, Frantz Michel became the first to venture west into America’s Appalachian Range when he explored western Maryland and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley — including the Potomac River in the area of today’s Loudoun and Frederick Counties.

Sunday, April 16 — “Their Maryland: The Army of Northern Virginia From the Potomac Crossing to Sharpsburg in September 1862,” with Alexander Rossino

Sunday, March 12 — “Secrets of the C & O Canal,”  with Jim Rada

Sunday, Feb 19“I am persuaded they will do great Execution”: The Maryland and Virginia Rifle Companies of 1775, with Travis Shaw