Tag: Lovettsville history

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    Saving Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

    By Lori Kimball  A physical testament to the strength and resilience of Loudoun’s African American community can be found in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Cemetery, located at the base of…

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    Fall 2022 Mini-Course — Where We Live: The German Settlement

    Press release What:  Lovettsville Historical Society Fall 2022 Mini-Course— Where We Live:  The German Settlement When:   Monday nights October 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.. Where:  Meeting at…

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    George’s Mill Farm: Memories of the Past

    Presented by Fran Wire to the Lovettsville Historical Society, May 20, 2018 Editor’s note:  Following is the text of Fran Wire’s talk, presented as part of the Lovettsville Historical Society’s…

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    Looking for our Palatine German ancestors — Part II: A Visit to New York’s Schoharie Valley

    By: Edward Spannaus If you have visited the Lovettsville Museum, you may have seen a display called “How We Got Here: The Palatine Emigration to America, and to the German…

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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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    The Schoolhouse on South Loudoun Street

    The house at the point where South Loudoun and Locust Streets intersect, has recently undergone a renovation, as many have noticed. This building has a storied history. It was cited…

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    Five More Revolutionary War Patriots Honored

    Five more Revolutionary War Patriots were honored in an April 10 ceremony at the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lovettsville. The grave-marking event was sponsored by three local chapters…

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    Friends of Mount Sinai Cemetery Address Board of Supervisors

    Representatives of the Family & Friends of Mount Sinai Cemetery and the Lovettsville Historical Society addressed the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on April 19, urging the Board to take…

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    Next in…

    Next in the Lovettsville Historical Society’s lecture series: Lovettsville’s Hidden History:Mount Sinai Church & Cemetery Sunday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. In-person at Lovettsville Town Council Chamber (behind the Museum)…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The Wright brothers’ roots in the German Settlement

    The Wright brothers’ roots in the German Settlement

    On Dec. 21, the Town of Hillsboro unveiled a refurbished historical marker honoring Susan Koerner Wright, the month of the pioneers of flight, Wilbur and Orville Wright. You can read…

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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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    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…

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    In Fond Memory: Elaine Walker

      The passing of former Lovettsville Mayor Elaine Walker, on May 31, marks the end of an era. Her decades-long commitment to public service, her devotion to the Lovettsville community,…