Newsletter

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    Our July Newsletter is now available! 

    Our July Newsletter can be accessed here. News of upcoming lectures and other news shorts, plus features on Anthony Wayne’s march through Virginia on his way to Yorktown, and Part…

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    Our June 2022 Newsletter is out!

    The June newsletter is available here, with history features, a listing of our upcoming lectures, nearby events of interest, and more.

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    Volunteer Updating Museum Inventory 

    Since early March, visitors to the Lovettsville Museum may have noticed a young woman quietly working with items from the Museum collection, entering descriptions in a laptop computer, and photographing each…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Our March newsletter, the “Doctors Issue,” is now available

    Our March newsletter, the “Doctors Issue,” is now available

    Our March newsletter, featuring stories about Lovettsville’s doctors of the 19th and 20th centuries, is now available here.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Our August 2021 Newletter is now available!

    Our August 2021 Newletter is now available!

    Click here for our August issue, featuring the American Revolution — with coverage of the July 24 Patriot grave-marking and materials from our 2011 lecture on the German Settlement in…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Our June Newsletter is out!

    Our June Newsletter is out!

    Our June 2021 newsletter is now available online, with stories about the Taylorstown Mill, the Short Hill’s largest known cave, and how we have discovered more Revolutionary War Patriots in…

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    Robert Booth’s Legacy: Early Dutchman’s Creek Pioneer

    (Updated 3/14/21) By Harold Gladstone Introduction Five years before Thomas, 6th Lord Fairfax granted 17,296 acres of land Northwest of Lovettsville to his recently appointed land agent and cousin Colonel…

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    Honoring Those Interred at the Mount Sinai Cemetery — Part IV

    By Claudette Lewis Bard This month we are continuing our series about those interred at Mount Sinai Cemetery. Among those discussed will be a family who were among the several…

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    The Ruse/Reed log farmhouse collapses during demolition

    In our last issue, we reported on the history of the Ruse-Reed homestead on the Lovettsville Community Park site, and how the County was planning on demolishing the old farmhouse.…

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    Honoring Those Interred at the Mount Sinai Cemetery — Part III

    By Claudette Lewis Bard This month we are continuing our series about those interred at Mount Sinai Cemetery. Among those discussed are an early civil rights activist and registered voter…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Linden Hall establishes conservation easement

    Linden Hall establishes conservation easement

      By Bart Hodgson Linden Hall Farm, LLC is pleased to announce the recording of a Conservation Easement in the land records of Loudoun County, Virginia. In doing so, Linden…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Our January 2021 Newsletter is Here!

    Our January 2021 Newsletter is Here!

    Our January 2021 Newsletter is now available — with news and updates about the Lovettsville Historical Society,  history features on the Ruse/Reed farmstead on the Lovettsville Community Park property, more…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Honoring Those Interred at Mount Sinai Cemetery — Part II

    Honoring Those Interred at Mount Sinai Cemetery — Part II

    by Claudette Lewis Bard In December’s newsletter, we remembered several Lovettsville residents who are interred at the Mount Sinai Cemetery. As we acknowledged, there could be as many as 100…

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    The Georges, the Johnsons, and related families in Lovettsville

    We asked Sam Kroiz, proprietor of the George’s Mill Farm Store, to tell us about Charles Johnson’s relation to George’s Mill and various Lovettsville families.  Charles Johnson was Sam’s third…

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    Charles W. Johnson: The Spy Who Walked a Crooked Line

    By Edward Spannaus The Charles Johnson who featured in the fracas following a Republican event in Waterford in November 1888 was no stranger to conflict – be it of the…

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    Honoring Those Interred at Mount Sinai Cemetery

      by Claudette Lewis Bard  In our October newsletter, we featured an article entitled “Hidden History: The Mount Sinai Church and Cemetery at ‘Little Britain.’” The article chronicled the once-thriving…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Remembering Private Samuel Benjamin Timbers

    Remembering Private Samuel Benjamin Timbers

    In the October 2020 Lovettsville Historical Society Newsletter, there was a story entitled “Hidden History: Mount Sinai Church and Cemetery at ‘Little Britain.’” My family has a connection to the…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: New Jerusalem’s Gold Star Flag

    New Jerusalem’s Gold Star Flag

    New Jerusalem’s Gold Star Flag To accompany the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the south entrance to Lovettsville on September 11, we thought it would be…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Hidden History:  Mount Sinai Church and Cemetery at “Little Britain”

    Hidden History: Mount Sinai Church and Cemetery at “Little Britain”

    Anyone passing through the intersection of Mountain Road and Britain Road southwest of the town of Lovettsville, would have no idea that this was once the center of a vibrant…

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    Part II of “The Right to Vote: An Ancestral Story

      By Claudette Lewis Bard Click here for Part I Last month, we briefly chronicled the lives of 37 African-American men whose names were included in the “List of Colored…

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    Black Voter Register from 1890s Found in Museum

    (Updated 1/11/2021) A few years ago, volunteers working in the Lovettsville Museum found a list of registrations of Black voters in Lovettsville, dating from 1888 to 1900.  The original voter…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The Right to Vote: An Ancestral Story

    The Right to Vote: An Ancestral Story

      By Claudette Bard Like many African Americans, my genealogical journey began when I watched Roots, the television mini-series that aired in 1977, which chronicled Alex Haley’s family history. I…

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    What we are losing, by demolishing the Community Center building

      Many long-time Lovettsville residents spent uncounted hours playing baseball in the ball field behind the Community Center, formerly the Lovettsville School. For years, a plaque stood above the ball…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Our July 2019 Newsletter is now available!

    Our July 2019 Newsletter is now available!

    Read the latest issue of our newsletter here.  

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Our April 2019 Newsletter is now available!

    Our April 2019 Newsletter is now available!

    Our April newsletter has just been published. Read it here.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: December 2017 Newsletter of the Lovettsville Historical Society

    December 2017 Newsletter of the Lovettsville Historical Society

    Click below to read the December 2017 Newsletter of the Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum, including: Brides of Lovettsville:  Elaine Painter Weds Clifton Walker, 1959; Lovettsville Museum Featured in “Holidays In Loudoun…

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    November 2017 Newsletter of the Lovettsville Historical Society

    Click below to open the November 2017 Newsletter of the Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum, including: Video of Eugene Scheel Lecture On YouTube; Visit our Newly-Renovated Museum. https://us8.campaign-archive.com/?u=505152bd0e6e82e1cbc019d3c&id=ad4f485ef1