Patrick Murphy, author of the award-winning book “The French & Indian War in the Shenandoah Valley: Life on the Inner Frontier 1752-1766,” is the next featured lecturer in the Lovettsville Historical Society Series, on March 11, 2018.  Mr. Murphy will discuss the French and Indian War in the Shenandoah Valley – the closest the war came to Loudoun County — with a focus on how we remember it today.

Topics will include:  French & Indian Book_PatrickMurphy

•  The face of the frontier
•  Indian mode of warfare
•  Fortified places of refuge
•  Representative incidents

Mr. Murphy, who has been a Navy engineer, an English professor, and a practicing lawyer, is now an accomplished historian and a Board member of the French and Indian War Foundation in Winchester, VA.The program will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, VA., at 2:00 p.m.   Admission is free, but donations are welcome to defray expenses of the program and to support the activities of the Lovettsville Historical Society.

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