“The Lost History of Potomac Marble” Presented by Paul Kreingold. Conservation Director of the Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. Sunday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. When the Capitol of the […]
Jimmy Spring (above, center), who was featured in our “Living Legends of Lovettsville” presentation on Dec. 11, 2016, passed away on September 22. The 2016 event was presented before a packed house in the fellowship hall at New Jerusalem […]
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Above: Photograph from The Times-Herald, Feb. 10, 1953, courtesy of Brunswick History Commission. Automobiles are crossing the old bridge, as a construction crane is used to lower the superstructure for the new bridge, which replaced the […]
“Germanna 101: Virginia’s First German Settlement” Presented by Ashley Abruzzo, Germanna Foundation Sunday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. Almost two decades before German settlers began streaming into Virginia’s Loudoun Valley and the Shenandoah Valley, the […]
Second Annual Tasting, Tales, and Tunes: Lovettsville Historical Society Night at Hiddencroft Vineyards Thursday Evening, October 17, 2019—7:00-9:30 p.m. Those of us who live in this region relish the unique history, culture, stories, music, foods, […]
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“The Shenandoah Valley’s German Heritage” Presented by Karen Good Cooper, President of the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum Shenandoah County, Va. Sunday, September 8, at 2:00 p.m. When census takers asked Americans at the end of […]
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The full video of our June 9 presentation on the Life and Times of Walter Fleming, is now available on our YouTube channel. See it now! Our thanks to Ethan Smith for editing and posting.
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As part of a broader effort to identify and preserve Loudoun County historic cemeteries and burial grounds, a newly-developed, interactive Loudoun County cemeteries map was unveiled at the June 4 Board of Supervisors meeting. With […]
Above: Ethan Smith, Ed Spannaus, and Annie Smith. Ethan Smith, son of Annie and Buck Smith, won the Lovettsville Historical Award at the 5th Grade Awards Ceremony, held at Lovettsville Elementary School on June 5. […]
For our latest issue, read it here. In this issue: Lecture June 9: “A conversation with Walter Fleming” Upcoming LHS lectures and events Heritage Commission proposal presented to Supervisors 1938 WPA Historical Inventory: New Jerusalem […]
On June 4, the Loudoun County Heritage Commission will present to the County Board of Supervisors, its recommendations for new monuments and memorials on the Courthouse grounds. Among the Heritage Commission recommendations are that […]
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“American Indian Map of Loudoun County” to be presented by Eugene Scheel Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. Eugene Scheel has taught American Indian History to Loudoun County teachers for many decades, and he has […]
By Edward Spannaus Luther Slater is the only commissioned Union officer from the Civil War who is buried in Lovettsville. He was the highest-ranking elected officer in the Independent Loudoun Rangers, and but for […]
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Above: Travis Shaw Left: Potomac Home Brigade monument at Gettysburg Presented by Travis Shaw, Public Programs Coordinator at the Mosby Heritage Area Association Sunday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, March 10, we […]
Our February newsletter has just been published — accompanying the Russell Baker story, is a fascinating school petition from the 1930s by parents from Morrisonville, plus photographs, and lots of other news about upcoming history […]
The Lovettsville Museum is closed for renovations through 9/27 so that we can paint, install LED lighting, and mount new displays, in time for the 2018 Lovettsville Oktoberfest on 9/28 & 9/29. To book a […]
A Play in One Act, Written by Sharon Dixon, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In September 1864, Thomas Laws, a slave from Clarke County, Virginia, collaborated with Rebecca Wright, a Quaker school […]
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On May 17, 2018, the Loudoun County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors confirmed the nomination of Edward Spannaus to serve on the Loudoun County Heritage Commission as an at-large member. Spannaus, the vice-president of the Lovettsville […]
Upcoming Lectures: All Lovettsville Historical Society lectures are held at 2:00 on Sunday afternoons, at St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville, VA. They are free and open to the public, although donations are […]
Have you renewed your Lovettsville Historical Society membership for 2018? Join or renew today, and your 2018 membership will be valid from January 1 to December 31. Please support the activities and programs of the LHS […]
Click to read the January 2018 Newsletter of the Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum, including: Shane and Fay Branchcomb Donate to Museum Expansion Fund. Museum Wins Award in “Light Up Lovettsville” Contest. History Mystery #2. The Meaning Behind […]
Lovettsville residents Shane and Fay Branchcomb (shown here with Fred George on the left), made a substantial donation to the Lovettsville Historical Society’s Museum Expansion Fund on December 23. We thank them very much for their generous support. The […]
On December 20, 2017, at the “Light Up Lovettsville” awards ceremony at Lovettsville Town Hall, Mayor Bobby Zoldos and Councilwoman Kimberly Allar handed out the awards for Lovettsville homes and businesses with the best holiday exterior […]
Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum is now on Twitter! Please follow @LovMuseum on Twitter, and help us build our Followers. New feature articles on Lovettsville History will be tweeted monthly, if not weekly! https://twitter.com/LovMuseum Lovettsville […]
The Lovettsville Historical Society will hold its 2017 Annual Membership Meeting at 2:00 on Sunday, December 3, at the Lovettsville Museum, 4 East Pennsylvania Avenue in Lovettsville. The meeting is open to all members and […]
As an aid to anyone doing genealogical research on people who lived in the Lovettsville area, the full burial directory for Lovettsville Union Cemetery is now available online at http://lovettsvilleunioncemetery.org/index.htm
A book-signing event at the Lovettsville Museum on Sat. Feb. 25, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, will feature the authors of the new book “The Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers: The Roster of Virginia’s Only Union […]
You may have seen the story in the Brunswick Citizen issue of February 2, 2017. Entitled “Making History,” the story reported about the fundraising drive launched by the Lovettsville Historical Society to ensure the Lovettsville Museum’s ability to […]
The Board of Directors of the Lovettsville Historical Society is pleased to announce the creation of a “Museum Expansion Fund.” Donations to this fund will be used exclusively either for improving our present facility, or acquiring […]
LOVETTSVILLE HISTORY-MYSTERY #1: Can you help the Lovettsville Museum by telling us anything you might know about the “Willow Bend Inn,” J.F. McCormick, proprietor? According to the cover on this matchbook purchased on eBay, the Willow Bend […]
Dear Mr. Flannery, I am a Brunswick Citizen reader and a former Lovettsvillian married to a Braunsweigerin. We are now retired and in our 80s and for better or worse living in Salem, Virginia, close […]
By Albert Eisele | 09/03/09 LOVETTSVILLE, VA. — Paul Wellstone wasn’t the first U.S. senator from Minnesota to die in a plane crash. That dubious distinction belongs to Ernest P. Lundeen, who was killed along […]
LIFE Magazine, March 10, 1941, page 27 [On August 31, 1940] Into a cornfield [near Lovettsville, VA] crashed a Pennsylvania-Central Airlines plane killing all 25 people aboard, including U.S. Senator Ernest Lundeen. The CAA gave […]
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D.C, GRAVURE SECTION SEPTEMBER 8, 1940 “TRAGEDY ON THE AIRWAYS” Jumbled wreckage of crashed airliner as night falls on gruesome scene where 25 persons met death near Lovettsville, Virginia in the worst […]
Farm Boy Tells Story of Plane Crash Killing 25 Testifies at Inquiry by Aeronautics Board Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1940, page 8 Chicago Tribune Press Service Washington, D.C., September 6, 1940 Warren McGaha, 13 years […]