History Gift Giving!
As we head into the holiday season, don’t forget the “Gift of History.” Visit the History Galley to find holiday gift offerings such as banquet tickets, memberships, books, books, books, DVDs, maps, antiques, Christmas ornaments, etc. While there you can visit the excellent Vive La France map exhibit that will remain up through the holidays and we have added some amazing Nativity scenes from around the world. The store will be occasionally staffed during the week and each weekend until Christmas. However you may purchase items through the honor system at all times while Art for Gifts is open.
Coming soon: Historic Road Tours of Augusta County, Virginia
Watch for downloadable tour information and map. First tour: Twin Villages Ramble
Here in the county that once stretched west to the Mississippi River and north to the Great Lakes…Native Americans clashed with pioneers opening the frontier…Revolutionary War patriots helped secure their nation’s liberty…America’s agricultural revolution began…a future U.S. President was born…Civil War armies vied for control of a state…and great artists shaped their vision.
Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Cyrus McCormick, Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson all played important roles in our history, but so did Grandma Moses, George Caleb Bingham, Kate Smith, John Coalter and William Sheppard. Daniel Boone visited kinfolk here, Santa Anna stopped here, Charles Lindbergh landed here, Erwin Rommel studied here and Billy Sunday preached here. Even history’s great names like Eisenhower and Lincoln traced their ancestral homes to this county. And, we cannot tell a lie – George Washington slept here.
Augusta County’s history is America’s history.