LHS Free Lecture Series: “Save the Historic Stoutsenberger Farmstead” – Purcellville Gazette (2013)

The project to save the historical farmstead of Revolutionary War veteran John Stoutsenberger will be the subject of the next event in the Lovettsville Historical Society’s Lecture Series. It will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville, at 2pm. The main presentation, by Eirik Harteis, will include an overview of the farmstead’s history and the proposed steps to save the site. Harteis coordinates the Stoutsenberger Farmstead project for EcoVillage of Loudoun, and is a newly-elected Board member of the Lovettsville Historical Society.

The event will also feature the premier of a new video documentary from Ms. Melissa Stutt’s 4th grade class at Lovettsville Elementary School, about their field work at the Stoutsenberger site and why they believe it is important to preserve historic places.

The Lovettsville Historical Society and the EcoVillage Community Association have entered into a partnership to preserve and develop the historic Stoutsenberger farmstead, which was settled in the 1790s by John Stoutsenberger, who had served in the Regiment of Artillery Artificers of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  The farmstead, near Taylorstown, in what used to be known as the German Settlement, contains historic buildings, structures, and landscapes that illustrate key moments in the history of the United States. Details are available at www.stoutsenbergerfarmstead.org and at www.lovettsvillehistoricalsociety.org.